[unisog] Managing concurrent licenses

Allen Chang allen at rescomp.berkeley.edu
Sat Jun 7 07:07:02 GMT 2003


We use KeyServer software by Sassafras (http://www.sassafras.com). It's
sold as a server with 10-client increments. It seems to work pretty well
and you can request an evaluation copy first. We have one central
KeyServer and various keyshadows at each site.

Allen Chang
Office of Residential Computing
UC Berkeley

On Fri, 6 Jun 2003, Jay Plett wrote:

> How do you deal with shared licenses when the licensed software doesn't
> come with builtin license management?  For example, Adobe sells
> "concurrent licenses", but all they have to say on compliance is "You
> must have a system for counting the number of users simultaneously
> accessing Adobe software so that it does not exceed the number permitted
> by your concurrent license agreement."
>
> I see that there are several license management products out there which
> use a client component that must be licensed for and installed on each
> client (Huh? Buy per-seat licenses to avoid per-seat licensing? Sigh).
> Any advice on which one(s) to take seriously and which to avoid?  Are
> there any freeware products that do this?  Other solutions?
>
> 	...jay
>



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