Darwinism comes to the Channel: Evolution, and survival of the fittest have long been documented as the manner by which species prosper, and this is no truer than in the IT channel. If we consider where Microsoft were in the early 80’s – a mere fly-swat to the likes of IBM, their reliance on resellers… Continue reading Darwinism comes to the Channel
Tag: software licensing
Where have all the silver bullets gone? “One install equals one licence”, “OEM software lives and dies with the machine”, “You don’t own the software, merely the rights to use the software” etc. etc. Fast forward to today: “Your Oracle ordering document takes precedence over any pre-existing contract you might have signed”, “Improving your processor… Continue reading Where have all the silver bullets gone?
RTFQ: This was sound advice I was offered in preparation of an exam: “If you are in any doubt as to what to write – Read The Question.” And so, with this sage advice ringing in my ear, I think back to when it was I last read a software licence – and despite my… Continue reading “RTFQ”