Any possibility we can convince Microsoft to bring back concurrent user
licensing on their products, especially Office and Windows?
From: The EDUCAUSE Software Licensing Issues Constituent Group Listserv
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Marg Knox
Sent: Friday, October 31, 2003 12:00 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: [LICENSING] Reminder: we meet Tuesday, 2 PM -4 PM at Educause
in Ballroom B
I am looking forward to seeing you at the meeting! Our agenda will be:
2:00 brief introductions by everyone attending
2:15 topic brainstorm (general licensing issues, license mgmt
best practices, vendor specific issues,
etc and then quickly prioritize)
4:00 adjourn to reception
One issue I am going to raise at our meeting for discussion came out of
a conversation with Microsoft on their Campus Agreement policy of
subscription based (rental) licensing and buyout approaches; I was
proposing a frequent flyer model such that the Campus owned the license
after 5 years. Microsoft would like feedback on this topic space. Which
is more important to us: an improved buy-out method in the current form
of Campus Agreement or a permanent license version of Campus Agreement?
And if there were two forms of Campus Agreement (one based on the
current rental model and one based on lease-to-own) under what
circumstances would the institution choose one over the other. Note,
rental model is likely to always be less expensively priced. Please
note, if this topic is of interest to you and you can not attend, just
send me your e-mail answer mailto:[log in to unmask]
See you Tuesday!
Margaret Knox [log in to unmask]
Information Technology Services (ITS)
FAC 210<--NEW (512) 475-9300/9224
Director, (512) 475-9282 fax
ITS- Collaboration & Academic Resources
The University of Texas at Austin
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