Apple has added to the macOS software licensing agreement, ahead of Big Sur`s release on Thursday, a new section detailing the rules for leasing devices and software relevant to services like MacStadium. Their use of Apple software or hardware products is based on the software license and other terms applicable to the product at the time of purchase. Your consent to these terms is required to install or use the product. Please note that the software license that is attached to the product at the time of purchase may differ from the license version that you can check here. Read the current terms carefully before installing the software or using the product. First discovered by MacStadium`s Brian Stucki, Apple has added a new section to its macOS licensing agreement that defines in black and white terms rules for operating Macs in data centers. However, many people who tried to use this command ended up with an error: could not get a license agreement (see screenshot below). That is why today we have mentioned in this manual an easier way to prevent APFS conversion and avoid errors: could not get a license agreement that occurs when executing the command in order to avoid APFS conversion. Once the installation and configuration is complete, go to Via System, System Report and click Memory.
It displays the HFS + Journaled partition. This means that your attempt to avoid APFS conversion was successful and was not tainted by errors: could not obtain a license agreement. Brian Stucki, at Mac Stadium, seems to have made a fantastic discovery in the form of an update to the macOS software license agreement for Big Sur. The update added a brand new section to the software license agreement and brought it to 16 sections. This new section is called “Leasing for Licensed Developer Services” and makes people`s work much easier in companies like Macstadium. Apple also indicates, under “Authorized Development Services,” when the lease can be provided. The tech giant is finding that leasing companies can use data centers for continuous integration services such as software development, automated testing, running development tools and more. Virtual machines are also supported under Apple`s license. It continues to highlight the key concepts of the agreement. First, Apple requires companies to lease hardware and software “in their entirety to an individual or organization” to ensure peak performance and configuration from one customer to one machine.
The rental term must last 24 consecutive hours and customers must verify and accept the license terms for all first and third party software. Read the software license agreements for Apple products currently shipped by selecting the product below. The troubleshooting process: Not getting a license agreement is a simple process and I`m going to explain it in much simpler language than what other blogs and websites have explained. Also, I will soon download a video tutorial that shows how APFS conversion can be effectively avoided during the installation of macOS High Sierra or Mojave. Apple has allowed server farms to operate, but has so far given up on providing best practices. For MacStadium, this means some time of new opportunities for customers….