Licensing changes to WebSphere Development Studio Client (WDSC)

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In April of last year, IBM ceased marketing and selling of the WDSC product. The strategy was to separate out the compilers from the development environment. If you are currently running WDSC and are looking to move forward with it, here is what you need to know:

If you purchased WDSC Advanced, you will be entitiled to an equivalent quantity of the following:
For each license of WDSC Advanced Edition the customer will now have:

  • 1 license RDi (Rational Developer for IBM i)
  • 1 license RBD (Rational Business Developer)
  • 1 license for the HATS for 5250 Applications toolkit
  • 1 license for RAD (Rational Application Developer)

If you have let maintenance on the product lapse, you’ll have to purchase new licenses for RDi or RDi for SOA.

Here is a document summarizes the WDSC licensing and pricing structure. If you are currently on maintenance and need help give me a shout.

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