We're moving forward on Student Select now, hoping to implement in the
next month or so. One of the questions I've forwarded to our MS rep is
about the signature requirement on the Student Select License Agreement
form. We have an extensive state-wide student distance learning
population that we'd like to market to and make the same program
available to as our residential and in-town students. However,
requiring a physical signature makes that problematic, the
administrative overhead of insuring a mailed-in form is received before
we can ship the media seems unecessary compared to an electronic
signature as a part of our on-line store ordering process. Seems like
the signature requirement is orders of magnitude more than the typical
customer, where a check box and their registration controls suffice. I
understand that this is a special-good-deal program, but some
accomodation seemingly could be made.
We've also got a Campus Agreement and will be asked to sign a Master
Select Agreement with it's own minimum requirement of 1500 points,
separate from the Student Select requirement of 750 points. Our only
reason for signing the Master, given our CA already is in place, is to
be able to participate also in Student Select, but their wording talks
about the Student Select points not qualifying us for the 1500 Master
Given the historically difficult task of "negotiating" with Microsoft re
language on legal agreements, we're reluctant to sign up to a program
based on verbal or email assurances of our area rep that these concerns
can be accomodated.
Thanks again for your representation of our concerns.
Director of Client Computing
Northern Arizona University
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From: The EDUCAUSE Software Licensing Issues Constituent Group Listserv
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Marg Knox
Sent: Wednesday, April 23, 2003 9:29 AM
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Subject: [LICENSING] Attending Microsoft Academic Licensing next week
I am attending a conference next week concerning Microsoft Academic
Licensing. What comments would you like me to share with Microsoft on
Campus Agreement, Select, Student Select, Open, etc. Terms and
Conditions, costs, whom you buy from, etc... What do you like , what do
you need changed, etc?
I leave Sunday...
Margaret Knox [log in to unmask]
Information Technology Services (ITS)
COM 17 (512) 475-9300/9224
Director, (512) 475-9282 fax
ITS- Collaboration & Academic Resources
The University of Texas at Austin
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