MorphOS license / replacing HW / invalidating license file?
  • Caterpillar
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    sTix
    Posts: 36 from 2003/12/7
    Hi all!

    Is it possible to move the SSD from one Powerbook to another without invalidating the license? If not, it's not a big problem. I don't mind supporting the MorphOS developers with another license, just wondering if I can do the swap without any "downtime".
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    amigadave
    Posts: 2769 from 2006/3/21
    From: Northern Calif...
    Quote:

    sTix wrote:
    Hi all!

    Is it possible to move the SSD from one Powerbook to another without invalidating the license? If not, it's not a big problem. I don't mind supporting the MorphOS developers with another license, just wondering if I can do the swap without any "downtime".


    Your MorphOS license is tied to the MAC address of your Ethernet adapter, so you can't move the license from one PowerBook to another. It would require you to buy another license, or ask the Development Team to transfer the license to the new PowerBook, which is only supposed to be done if the original system is broken and not repaired. The Development Team will "blacklist" your original PowerBook, so it can no longer run MorphOS.

    At least that is how I understand what they have said on this topic, but ask them directly via one of the developers email addresses from the official MorphOS website to make sure. I don't want to speak for them, and my understanding might be in error.
    MorphOS - The best Next Gen Amiga choice.
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    Andreas_Wolf
    Posts: 11152 from 2003/5/22
    From: Germany
    > The Development Team will "blacklist" your original PowerBook,
    > so it can no longer run MorphOS.

    Actually it can, just no future update of MorphOS which contains the updated blacklist.
  • »22.07.20 - 09:30
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  • Caterpillar
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    sTix
    Posts: 36 from 2003/12/7
    Ok, thanks. That's what I suspected. A new license it is then, when my current PB is completely dead, it's a bit flakey.
  • »22.07.20 - 12:14
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