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license enforcement

Licenses vs. Keys: What’s in a Name?
10 months ago

Licenses vs. Keys: What’s in a Name?

Software licenses and software keys are often confused and sometimes conflated, but in reality, the two are quite different. Read More

Give Peace a Chance with Abstraction Layers
5 years ago

Give Peace a Chance with Abstraction Layers

As an engineering and product management team tasked with designing license enforcement into your products, you have many decisions around how your products will interact with the licensing code.  Here’s a proven technique that will help you control how licensing gets implemented across your product lines while making the product teams’ lives easier at the same time: build an abstraction layer. Read More

Do software vendors intentionally allow ways to bypass their enforcement mechanism?
5 years ago

Do software vendors intentionally allow ways to bypass their enforcement mechanism?

This is a juicy question was posed on Quora (http://b.qr.ae/HmF392). I was intrigued by a couple of the responses and added my own.  Here is my view…

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Building Your License Enforcement Business Case, Part 2
6 years ago

Building Your License Enforcement Business Case, Part 2

My last blog discussed building a business case for implementing a software license enforcement system.  A key component of the case should be a plan to minimize negative impact on the customer base. This article offers a handful of practices designed to help you ease your customer roll-out.  While not every practice can apply to all cases and to all business, each should provide some food for thought. Read More