>Someone might have had it, but let it lapse. True. It gets back to the approach of others that used PartnerWorld to download the new version. Really, this is the best way to go IMO - though I haven't ever used PartnerWorld, I have been to MSDN and used that to download the latest version of tooling which works pretty darn slick. It's interesting that IBM makes that download portion of PartnerWorld chargeable. Doesn't promote getting their software into the hands of people who already own it if you ask me. -----Original Message----- From: midrange-nontech-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:midrange-nontech-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of MichaelQuigley@xxxxxxxxxx Sent: Tuesday, August 02, 2005 12:58 PM To: midrange-nontech@xxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: re: Making copies (was: [WDSCI-L] Version 6) Aaron wrote: >Couldn't they verify it by making you download the new version through >your existing WDSc install? They could put code in WDSc that could >verify if it has connected to an iSeries with the software license >necessary.. > >Would that work? If you're talking about having the program go out to the iSeries and check the software license, then yes it could work for IBM to do it. However, it can't just be assumed that the user has a valid *current* license just because they've got the product installed and have previously connected to an iSeries. WDSc is free if you have a *CURRENT* software subscription contract. Someone might have had it, but let it lapse. My 2 cents . . . Michael Quigley AS/400 Programming Coordinator The Way International www.TheWay.org -- This is the Non-Technical Discussion about the AS400 / iSeries (Midrange-NonTech) mailing list To post a message email: Midrange-NonTech@xxxxxxxxxxxx To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, visit: http://lists.midrange.com/mailman/listinfo/midrange-nontech or email: Midrange-NonTech-request@xxxxxxxxxxxx Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives at http://archive.midrange.com/midrange-nontech.