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Tag: licensing

Articles

  • Oracle cloud fraud – call for ITAM industry support

    Oracle Cloud Fraud Case: It is alleged that Oracle artificially inflated its cloud sales numbers by offloading cloud products to customers under the duress of audit or by offering heavy discounts to on-premises contracts. Please help us stamp out this sloppy behaviour by sharing your...

  • Oracle Java new licensing model

    1. You’re going to need a cup of this after dealing with Java! Oracle announced in 2018 that updates for Java 8 would become chargeable from January 2019, meaning organisations wishing to continue receiving updates for Java SE 8 must do something. It is Oracle’s preference...

  • Secondary Software Market – Guide and Commentary

    The Secondary Software Market, created by an EU-ruling in 2012, is not just about sourcing second-hand copies of old licenses, or getting some money back for your now redundant Office licenses. In preparing a guide to this market I interviewed David Chamberlain, General Manager of...

  • Open Source databases to cloud vendors – get forked!

    Open Source software vendors are starting to fight back at what they perceive to be the misuse of their products by global cloud providers. Sick of other companies using freely available software to make money, certain vendors have introduced to license types to put a stop to it. Redis Redis...

  • Making sense of SAP’s new Indirect Access license

    One of the biggest ITAM stories right now has been SAP’s lawsuits against two of its customers – the drinks manufacturer Diageo and the Belgian brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev. Both lawsuits have centred around, or at least paid close attention to, indirect access – particularly...

  • GitHub Open Source licensing tool

    GitHub, the online home of over 20 million developers, have open-sourced “Licensed” – their own, internal tool for managing Open Source licenses. What does it do? This tool is aimed at helping developers work towards compliance with the license terms of Open Source dependencies...

  • The Perils of Partial SAM

    This article has been contributed by David Chamberlain of License Dashboard Software Compliance plays a leading role in both ITAM and SAM, with business decisions made and risks mitigated on its very calculation. Inaccuracies on either side of the compliance equation – that is,...

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