• Subject: Re: Release License API Ethics
  • From: HwaRangRon@xxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 10 Nov 1999 21:23:47 EST

In a message dated 11/10/99 2:46:45 PM Pacific Standard Time, 
jlangston@conexfreight.com writes:

<< Okay, let me see if I got this right.  You have some program with some
 number of licenses, say 5.  You give 5 employees a license to use the
 software.  Employee #6 comes along and needs to use it, so you take
 the license away from one on of the other employees who using' using
 it right then, say employee #2.  Later on, employee #2 needs to use it,
 so you take it away from #3, and so on.  So, you always have a max
 of 5 using it at any given time, but they are not always the same 5.
 And is this wrong? >>

I believe (but don't quote me in a court of law) that this is the definition 
of "concurrent users" and is used all the time. I know we have a concurrent 
users agreement with our GUI software vendor and it works exactly like this. 
X number of users at one time, but X can vary as to individuals.

Moral? Sure. That's exactly how we contracted to use the product.

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