Software licensing

  • May 05, 2006 05 May'06

    Sun offers Linux easier Java licensing terms

    Sun Microsystems is to alter its licensing arrangements to make it easier to bundle the Java Runtime Environment with Linux, to promote the use of Java applications in open source environments.

  • April 28, 2006 28 Apr'06

    Government saves £45m on Oracle deal

    The government has renegotiated its bulk software licensing deal with Oracle to save the public sector £45m.

  • April 11, 2006 11 Apr'06

    Telco reuses MS licences

    Vodafone reseller Yes Telecom has become one of the first UK companies to take advantage of second-hand Microsoft licences.

  • March 21, 2006 21 Mar'06

    Sun makes new chip design open-source

    Sun is releasing the design of its new UltraSparc T1 "Niagara" processor under an open-source licence, to encourage further development of the high-productivity chip design in the developer community.

  • March 21, 2006 21 Mar'06

    Oracle posts 42% profit increase

    Oracle has posted a 42% increase in net profits for the third quarter, on the back of improved software licensing revenue.

  • March 21, 2006 21 Mar'06

    Next phase of MS Software Assurance launched

    Microsoft has unveiled the next generation of its Software Assurance licensing programme, bringing a range of features to simplify Windows software support.

  • March 14, 2006 14 Mar'06

    New business model justifies cost of Epos replacement at Threshers

    Off licence chain Threshers is replacing its electronic point of sale systems following a change in business strategy at the beginning of the year saw it begin to transfer stores to a franchise model.

  • February 06, 2006 06 Feb'06

    MS licensing changes get a mixed response

    IT directors groups have hailed Microsoft's revamped Software Assurance licensing scheme as a step in the right direction, but they gave a mixed response to some parts of the package, which will be launched next month.

  • January 31, 2006 31 Jan'06

    Novell offers users more licence choice

    Netware supplier Novell is changing its main channel corporate licensing model to provide additional options for users of its software.

  • January 23, 2006 23 Jan'06

    Novell changes software licensing model

    Novell is changing its main channel corporate licensing model to give customers a different buying option.

  • January 23, 2006 23 Jan'06

    Microsoft bolsters Software Assurance scheme

    Microsoft will soon be implementing a number of improvements in its Software Assurance scheme for businesses, to enable them to get more value out of the licensing package.