[K12OSN] T.S. Licensing

Julius Szelagiewicz julius at turtle.com
Wed Jul 11 20:03:06 UTC 2007

On Wed, 11 Jul 2007, Kirk Rheinlander wrote:

> The number of licenses is a matter of 2 attributes; 1) what defines a
> user, and 2) how is this user count measured? I would make the
> argument that, in order to provide measurable proof of # of users,
> one would need to use the official Microsoft license management
> output. If that tool, provided by the governing authority for
> managing licenses of their own product, reports each service as one
> license used, then the governing authority has spoken. As an
> administrator, I have no obligation beyond reporting to Microsoft the
> information provided by their official license management application.
> Logically, one would think that an end user would constitute a
> license, and that would make sense, but not much in the EULA
> agreements makes logical sense, and I would think that sticking by
> the letter of the law, using the tools provided by the vendor, would
> be the only legal safe way of measuring the user count, not using
> logic, and definitely, not using ethics (They should get what they
> give).
> --Kirk

Kirk, Kirk ... with a name like yours ... ;-)    Golden Rule anyone?


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