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  • Software Licensing: New Options, New Headaches

    For decades, software buyers have been engaged in an "arranged marriage" type of relationship with software vendors: too much tradition, too little choice and a partnership of unequals from a deal's beginning. Typically, these deals had two key variables: the number of seat licenses (volume) a company purchased and the amount that the software publisher was willing to discount the purchase price, which was linked back to the volume.

    Written by Thomas Wailgum19 March 10 07:10
  • How Open-Source Software Can Affect A Company's Value

    Open-source software is an increasingly popular software development and distribution model that may spread further in the face of financial constraints in our current economy. With publicly available source code generally offered without charge, it is tempting to look to open source for potentially significant cost savings in this time of need.

    Written by Mark H. Wittow and Jessica C. Pearlman17 Dec. 09 07:18