• Subject: Re: Software licensing?
  • From: "Al Barsa, Jr." <barsa2@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 15 Oct 1999 13:29:22 -0700

At 10:11 AM 10/15/1999 +0200, you wrote:
>Here is a good question:
>We want our product to be able to install a license onto the AS/400 which it
>can always check to see if it has expired, etc. The part of the product that
>will actually check the license will be running on a client PC from VB. We
>want to the make the license keys serial number specific and date specific.
>Are there any licensing services on the AS/400 that we can use, or do we
>need to just create our own files in QGPL or some other library to store our
>information? We want to make it tamper proof of course... although, I guess
>there is no way to stop someone from changing the date on their development
>server. Any ideas or pointers greatly appreciated!

The IBM licensing system is *OPEN, although I do not know of anyone using 
it.  In TAA Tool we do our own thing, but we did develop it before the IBM 
system was bullet proof.


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