There are 3 versions of Magento 2
Magento 2 Open Source
Magento 2 Commerce
Magento 2 Commerce Cloud
Open Source is publically available and downloadable to everyone. Commerce Cloud is hosted on their servers with restricted access (via git and pipelines).
Magento 2 Commerce should, from my understanding, have the same code as Cloud but be hosted on your own server. This means once you have signed up to a Commerce subscription you will be given a copy of the code for development/customization/testing.
I want to know if it is possible to get a copy of Commerce code without having an active subscription. I have searched several places and the closest I can see on Magento site is this request a demo page https://magento.com/schedule-a-demo though it is unclear if this is a business demo or technical demo.
I was able to find a demo Magento 2 Commerce store that a module developer had made publically available for people to test both front end and admin. However, it did not have some features enabled that I was interested in (B2B/company accounts) and I could not see the code/files.
If it is possible to get a copy of this code can you then install it on a server (local or via a service such as AWS)? What are the licensing restrictions on what you can do on such a server?
I have searched for information on this online but I have yet to find a concrete answer if this is possible or not. Ideally, I would like an official Magento 2 source that this is possible/not possible or a recommendation on which track I need to go down to get this (Magento University, contact Magento via phone).