Microsoft Open Programs affiliate participation policy
The Microsoft Open License, Open Value, and Open Value Subscription programs (the Open Programs) allow customers to share agreements and accompanying benefits—such as price levels, centralized license management, and license transfer — with their legal Affiliates throughout a Defined Region. Consolidation of purchase, license transfer, and sublicensing are not allowed beyond the Defined Region boundaries identified below. The term “Affiliate” is defined in the relevant Open Program agreement.
The following table shows the Defined Region boundaries for Affiliate participation under the Open Programs. Customers and resellers must sign agreements and place orders with resellers within the same Defined Region. Other local restrictions may apply for distributors.
Note: The table does not apply to the Open Programs for government organizations or for charitable organizations. In these programs, the Defined Region is the country in which the customer is located. Open License for charitable organizations is offered only in select regions.
Open Programs Defined Regions
Each bullet in the following list identifies a Defined Region boundary for the Open Programs.
Affiliate Participation and Transaction Defined Region Boundary
Latin America and the Caribbean
Non-EU Central and Eastern European Countries
Note: Does not include Russia.
Middle East and Africa