Weekly Digest of Oracle and Microsoft Licensing: Flat-rate and Pay-As-You-Go Licensing Demands, Jan. 5, 2009

We know how much time you DON’T have so we decided to create this weekly digest to help folks stay on top of software licensing, compliance, and audit news specifically to Oracle and Microsoft. We also added other interesting tidbits on both companies here along with general licensing news that could ROCK your world.

Since last week, there has been a big hullabaloo about flat-rate or pay-as-you-go licensing for vendor software.

CNET News Should software face the flat-rate music future?

San Jose Mercury News Oracle Wins Patent Ruling

GigaOm 5 Trends That Will Separate the Strong From the Weak in 2009

Oracle Journal Viewpoint: Oracle Should in 2009 Support All Major x86 Virtualization Platforms

CNET News Oracle and backups in the Cloud

SC Magazine Making a case to the board

Seattle Post Intelligencer Claim: Microsoft earned $1.5B from “Vista Capable” PCs

CRN Five Reasons Microsoft Wants A Pay As You Go Model

ComputerWorld Ballmer Blasted for Linux Stance

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