Week in Review (Around the World): Software Licensing and Compliance

In the News This Week

·      InformationWeek The licensing policy for Windows Vista lets customers downgrade it …
Referring to Microsoft licensing policies that allow customers who purchase an operating system to legally install predecessor versions on their PCs.

·      BBC News Microsoft grants XP new lifeline
It comes as Dell, HP and Lenovo exploit loopholes in Microsoft’s licensing terms to keep putting XP on machines.

·      Infostor magazine The new case for open source data protection
Users familiar with commercial backup software licensing will also be pleased not only with the acquisition costs of Amanda Enterprise….

·      ComputerWorld Ontario school board’s IT staff gains 2000 hours
“Because they’re being streamed and you have real-time monitoring, you can really fine-tune your software licensing and it is easy to dispose of …

 

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