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Tag: software publisher

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  • Software Audit Code of Conduct [DRAFT]

    Updated 25th April 2014 – The first version of the Code of Conduct is now live here: http://www.clearlicensing.org/audit-code-conduct/ This code of conduct from the Campaign for Clear Licensing is a first draft. Please leave your comments or contact me to discuss any suggested...

  • Can I sell my surplus software licenses?

    I’m writing this blog following recent news of a dispute between Microsoft and second-hand licensing specialist Discount Licensing. In particular, I’m keen to publish an independent message in light of the nonsense being stated by FAST in the press over the last few days. I’ve...

  • Open Letter to Software Publishers: Time to Pull Your Finger Out

    Sign the letter, make a difference Tired of the cost and effort required to fully identify software in your estate to the level required for good SAM? It’s time to make a stand against software publishers! ACTION REQUIRED PLEASE Please sign this open letter to software publishers (Publicly...

  • Are Big Software Publishers Paying Lip Service to Anti-Piracy?

    software publishers complaining about piracy - a charade? Last month the Business Software Alliance (BSA) published their ‘Eighth Annual Global Software Piracy Study’. The BSA reports that the commercial value of pirated software continues to rise and that piracy is growing fastest...

  • Free Tool for Generating ISO/IEC 19770-2 Software ID Tags

    ITAM tool vendor MagniComp has created a utility for generating ISO/IEC 19770-2 conformant software tag files. ‘Software Tag Maker’ is a free web-based application and is specifically aimed at ISV’s (Software Publishers) and IT organizations that wish to create tags. ‘Software...

  • Should The BSA Charge for SAM Advantage?

    Following my recent article on the launch of SAM Advantage by the BSA – I received this anonymous contribution from an experienced SAM practitioner. In a nutshell – Software publishers have the most to gain from SAM education and create licensing complexity in the first...

  • The Dreaded Audit Request

    This article has been contributed by Sandi Conrad of Conrad & Associates. Sandi is the author of the “SAM Starter Kit” published by The ITAM Review. So, you’ve just received a call from your software publisher that went something like this: “Hi. I’m the software...