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VNUnet: Open Source Forces Licensing Changes

Mar 03, 2004, 23:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Miya Knights)

"The growth of open source means proprietary software licensing models need updating, according to industry leaders.

"Users complain that traditional models are 'too costly and complex' because of the high impact of licence renewals on their return on investment, according to Arleen Adams, UK and Ireland software director for Sun Microsystems.

"Speaking at the Technology Partnering and Investment Forum in London, Adams said: 'Many customers have likened licensing to an extra tax on the business...'

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