• Subject: Re: Release License API Ethics
  • From: Jim Langston <jlangston@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 10 Nov 1999 16:57:28 -0800
  • Organization: Conex Global Logistics Services, Inc.

Same with Backoffice server.  You buy 10 concurrent licenses, you get a
piece of paper saying, in effect, "Okay, you got 10 concurrent licenses".

Then you run a little program and change the number of licenses from 0 to 10.
Or, if you are not that honest, you change from 0 to 1000, or you don't even
buy the piece of paper in the first place.

Microsoft said they were going to fix this in a future release.  So that there
was a code or something you had to type in.

Regards,

Jim Langston

> In a previous incarnation I administered a small Novell network.  We had a
> network license for Lotus 2.2 that was for a certain number of concurrent
> users.  By accident I discovered that the number of concurrent users was
> something anyone with the requisite authority could change.  One day only
> two people were able to use Lotus.  I poked around a bit and discovered a
> program that maintained the number of concurrent users.  Someone had set the
> value to 2.  I changed it back to an arbitrarily large number and changed
> the rights on the program.  Aside from the ease with which someone managed
> to get at the maintenance program, the thing that really surprised me was
> that there didn't seem to be a limit to the number of concurrent users you
> could enter other than the field size.  I'll admit I didn't spend a lot of
> time on it, and I wasn't around when the software was bought and installed
> so I don't know the whole story.
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