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Oracle Java changes regarding security and licensing

Note: Oracle’s Java now requires a license and you are liable to pay. Oracle Java licensing changes Oracle Corp. has changed its licensing conditions for Java so that future Oracle Java versions including Java 8 and newer require a license with costs for commercial use (also includes academic research). ETH Zurich as a university is also affected. Existing Oracle Java 8 installations can still be used in the current version free of charge, but free […]

Microsoft Office 365

Description Microsoft offers Office 365 ProPlus subscriptions for free to staff and students of schools with a Microsoft Campus Agreement. Office 365 ProPlus includes the latest versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, Publisher (Windows only), Skype for Business, Access (Windows only) and 1 TB of OneDrive for Business storage. Licensing Office 365 ProPlus subscriptions use a software rental licensing model and the license is per user (not per device). Office 365 allows up to five installations per device category. The three categories are […]

Autodesk Software

Autodesk, Inc. is a U.S. software company that develops software for architecture, engineering, construction, manufacturing, media, and entertainment. Licensing Autodesk offers a large selection of software free to members (staff and students) of qualified educational institutions for purposes directly related to learning, teaching, training, research and development that are part of the instructional functions performed by the institution and in the case of students, purposes related to learning, training, research or development. «Educational Purposes» does not […]

Home Use of ETH Software

Information for ETH employees concerning home use of ETH software ETH Zurich licenses software products for official use at the workplace. Under certain conditions some of the licensed software products may also be used by ETH employees (and employees of the four Federal Research Institutes belonging to the ETH Domain) at home for ETH related work. Who is allowed to use ETH software at home? – ETH employees who have at least a 50% employment […]

ITS Software Information