Expect the university community to be disappointed that they are now being
charged for something that was or should be free. Cornell distributes a
free CD to the community and it contains similar software to your and then
some...Cornell developed applications for computing/accessing personal
records, registration, and the like.
I am the Software Acquisition Coordinator here at Cornell, and I have seen
folks become a bit disgruntled when they no longer continue to get something
for free. However, if their is no alternative, they will either pay for the
CD or go without. Most likely they will pay. I recommend not exceeding $5
and expect folks to dupe it on their own. Alternatively, you could
distribute the software electronically.
Good luck with this!
Have a GREAT evening!
Software Acquisition Coordinator
From: The EDUCAUSE Software Licensing Issues Constituent Group Listserv
[mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of Daren Hubbard
Sent: Monday, January 29, 2001 4:06 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: [LICENSING] Internet Connectivity Software to
Hello my name is Daren Hubbard I am responsible for producing CD-ROM product
here at Wayne State University that distributes Internet software for free
to all students, faculty and staff. The disc contains standard Internet
shareware (Netscape, Expander, FTP, E-mail, etc) and anti-virus software.
We are currently investigating the possibility of charging a small fee for
I was hoping that members of this list would answer a few questions about
their experience in producing a disc of this nature.
1. Do you charge for your disc?
2. If you charge, do you charge everyone or- is the disc free to students
3. How many do you produce? How many do you sell? How long have you been
4. Last year we distributed about 9,000 free copies, however I don't know
how many to expect to sell. Does anyone have any suggestions?
I would appreciate any help anyone can give me.
Thanks in advance.
Daren Hubbard | E-mail: [log in to unmask]
Remote Access Coordinator | Phone: 313-577-9489
Computing and Information Technology |Pager: 313-503-6414
Wayne State University | Fax: 313-577-8787
5425 Woodward |