This email is to let Embarcadero Technology partners know about some changes being made to the EULA changes in our XE3 release.
In particular, the use of data access technologies for client/server connectivity will no longer be allowed in the Professional edition. This includes both Embarcadero and 3rd party solutions. Professional users may only, legally, access local databases with their applications.
Users who want to use client/server database access can purchase a Client/Server Add-On Pack for their Professional edition or purchase an Enterprise, Ultimate or Architect edition product.
This restriction if for new licenses only. Users upgrading to XE3 will be "grandfathered" in that they will be able to continue to use 3rd party data access technologies for client/server database access in version XE3. Additionally, Starter Edition has been restricted to use of MyBase (.CDS or .XML file formats) only for "database access."
What does this mean for Technology Partners? If your company offers tools that enable client/server or multi-tier database connectivity for Delphi or C++Builder applications, we ask that you specify in your marketing materials and product information that they are for use only with select editions of Delphi and C++Builder - Professional edition with Client/Server Pack, Enterprise, Ultimate and Architect editions. And that they are not for use with the Starter edition or Professional edition without the Client/Server Pack.
Until XE3 is launched, this information is covered under your active Embarcadero Technology partner non-disclosure agreement. Please DO NOT, at any time, share the details of this email with anyone outside of your organization until we formally launch XE3 which is currently scheduled for XXX XXXX.
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