Tools for automated software distribution and operating system installation areimportant and necessary tools for standardization, maintainability and cost saving of larger PC networks. Normally the application of such tools comes along with substantial royalties, whereas opsi as an open source tool affords explicit economics. Expenses thereby arise only from performed services like consulting, training and maintenance, and perhaps from low cofunding rates if you like to use some of the non free modules.
A more complicated situation (which you should avoid) might occur while installing software that requires licenses from several license-pools (i.e. "Designer tools" which installs Adobe Photoshop as well as Acrobat Writer). In this case, the opsi-product requests licenses from several license-pools. At the same time, there might be other opsi-products requesting licenses from the same license-pools(e.g. the Acrobat Writer license-pool).So the relation between opsi-products and license-pools can be ambiguous. This can be avoided by using unambiguous policies when building opsi-products. 2b1af7f3a8