From: Leif Svalgaard <firstname.lastname@example.org> > From: Neil Palmer <email@example.com> > > Well, IBM considers LIC to be hardware. Way back, the LIC was called "microcode". Now microcode *is* generally hardware. But the hardware you OWN, so if the LIC was called "microcode", you would OWN the LIC. To prevent that, IBM changed the name to "licensed internal code" to clearly mark the LIC as software that you license and thus don't own.