This is an old thread, but it is important to know that Adobe is going after licensees that use CF for their own single application that is serving up web pages in a SaaS model. This is not a situation where you are giving others access to code in CF - that would definitely required custom licensing. We were sent a questionnaire earlier this year under the guise of getting a "better deal" for our existing 3 perpetual Enterprise licenses. As a result of what was clearly a bait and switch tactic, Adobe is now claiming we are in violation of the EULA and requiring us to sign a custom agreement that is increasing our costs nearly 10-fold. If we don’t sign it, they are threatening to sue us for years of back-license fees. Our solution does not provide coding access or delivery of ColdFusion itself. And it is not ColdFusion server dependent as it will also run in an open source environment like Lucee.
They say that ANY company using CF in any B2B capacity is a service bureau and subject to a custom agreement with annual auditing/repricing, using some arbitrary and unknown formula for determining the cost. Clearly they are trying to convert their perpetual licensed customers to a special license where they’ll ultimately demand a portion of their revenues. They are also bypassing their resellers by doing this. If anyone has successfully navigated a solution to this that didn't break your bank I’d like to find out what your resolution was.
For a current conversation, see this thread.