Tag: gpl

Microsoft Licensing blog

Via Martha Rotter’s blog (Martha is Rob Burke‘s replacement in Microsoft Ireland and I bet she hates being introduced that way!), I see that Microsoft Ireland have started a Microsoft Licensing blog.

This is a great idea because licensing Microsoft’s software correctly in any kinds of numbers is unbelievably complex. I often wonder if it is made this way purposefully so that Microsoft can maximise on profit while at the same time Microsoft can say to customers “but if you only took the licensing scheme hidden under all this complexity you could save all this money”! That’s my cynical side coming out again 🙂

Of course, using software licensed under a GPL is far simpler and there are no license fees to worry about!