The Register: Lindows.com Plans Flat-fees for OEMs
Jun 25, 2002, 16:00 (10 Talkback[s])
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"In order to increase the number of original equipment
manufacturers (OEMs), system builders, systems integrators and
value-added resellers taking on its new desktop OS, the San Diego,
California-based company is introducing subscription-based
licensing for systems builders.
"Instead of the usual per-unit fees, systems builders will pay a
$500 monthly membership fee, which will entitle them to install the
LindowsOS operating system on an unlimited number of computer
systems. Lindows.com is also stating that there will be no volume
commitments for system builders that sign up to the program, and no
software activation codes requiring tracking and auditing..."