What is the difference between open license and volume license?
Hereof, what does Microsoft Open License mean?
The Open License Program is a Microsoft service that allows corporate, academic, charitable, or government organizations to obtain volume licenses for Microsoft products. It is ideally suited for companies with between 2 – 250 personal computers, but can accommodate organizations with up to 750 computers.
Subsequently, question is, what's an open license? A license is a document that specifies what can and cannot be done with a work. It grants permissions and states restrictions. Broadly speaking, an open license is one that grants permission to access, re-use and redistribute a work with few or no restrictions (definition from Openedefinition.org).
In this way, what is the difference between volume license and retail?
Volume licensing is required if you are going to image each system. Volume license has only 1 product key while the retail version is one per system and you have to keep track of which one goes where.
What is SQL open license?
Microsoft Open Licensing is an entry-level volume scheme for organisations and generally offers better pricing than Retail (boxed-product) purchases. Having met the initial entry requirements, the scheme runs for two years during which further licences can be added to the scheme one or more at a time as needed.