[Micronet] Digital Licensing of Software

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[Micronet] Digital Licensing of Software

Charles James
Hi, Micronetters:

It is my understanding one of the issues software manufacturers as going to is a digital license that requires an annual renewal fee as well as requiring the actual software be hosted via a cloud vs. full installation on your workstation, pad, laptop, etc., is this true?

Charles
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Re: [Micronet] Digital Licensing of Software

Richard DeShong-2
Not quite sure what you're asking, but...
Software mnfg's are always trying to find ways to get users to pay them money, and keep paying them money.  I'm not judging this as bad, just pointing out that this is what you need to do if you want to be in business.  Otherwise, it's just a hobby.

So mnfg's used techniques such as:  locking or limiting features, using a variety of methods;  charging for upgrades;  and creating a subscription model.

The subscription model has been around for a long time.  With the advent of significantly widespread high-speed internet, the "hosted" model is becoming more popular.

On Tue, Feb 24, 2015 at 12:48 PM, Charles James <[hidden email]> wrote:
Hi, Micronetters:

It is my understanding one of the issues software manufacturers as going to is a digital license that requires an annual renewal fee as well as requiring the actual software be hosted via a cloud vs. full installation on your workstation, pad, laptop, etc., is this true?

Charles
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Charles E. James
IST - Administrative IT Solutions
Operations/Release Management/CalNet Deputy
Wk: 510-642-8440 
ASG Deputy Email: [hidden email]

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it grasps nothing; it refuses nothing; 
it receives, but does not keep." ~ Chung-Tzu
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Re: [Micronet] Digital Licensing of Software

Charles James
thanks, this answered the question.
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Charles E. James
IST - Administrative IT Solutions
Operations/Release Management/CalNet Deputy
Wk: 510-642-8440 
ASG Deputy Email: [hidden email]

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"The perfect man employs his mind as a mirror; 
it grasps nothing; it refuses nothing; 
it receives, but does not keep." ~ Chung-Tzu
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On 2/24/15 1:58 PM, Richard DESHONG wrote:
Not quite sure what you're asking, but...
Software mnfg's are always trying to find ways to get users to pay them money, and keep paying them money.  I'm not judging this as bad, just pointing out that this is what you need to do if you want to be in business.  Otherwise, it's just a hobby.

So mnfg's used techniques such as:  locking or limiting features, using a variety of methods;  charging for upgrades;  and creating a subscription model.

The subscription model has been around for a long time.  With the advent of significantly widespread high-speed internet, the "hosted" model is becoming more popular.

On Tue, Feb 24, 2015 at 12:48 PM, Charles James <[hidden email]> wrote:
Hi, Micronetters:

It is my understanding one of the issues software manufacturers as going to is a digital license that requires an annual renewal fee as well as requiring the actual software be hosted via a cloud vs. full installation on your workstation, pad, laptop, etc., is this true?

Charles
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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Charles E. James
IST - Administrative IT Solutions
Operations/Release Management/CalNet Deputy
Wk: 510-642-8440 
ASG Deputy Email: [hidden email]

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it grasps nothing; it refuses nothing; 
it receives, but does not keep." ~ Chung-Tzu
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