Re: Local vs. network file

Eric Sosman <esosman@ieee-dot-org.invalid>
Mon, 02 Jul 2012 16:18:59 -0400
On 7/2/2012 1:33 PM, Robert Klemme wrote:

On 28.06.2012 11:10, Qu0ll wrote:

The situation is that I have developed some software which the client
wishes to license as either a stand-alone product or with a network
model. The network license permits a fixed maximum number of concurrent
users to load the software from a single network share. The stand-alone
license permits a fixed maximum number of concurrent users to run the
software on their local machine (the maximum controls the number of
concurrent machines on which it is running). It's a pricing and
marketing thing; the network license is more expensive but doesn't
really offer any extra functionality or benefit.

Err, why would anyone want to pay more for the network share license?
Maybe I am missing something but I don't understand the business case here.

     It might be more economical to support N occasional users with
M << N expensive "floating" licenses than to buy N cheaper dedicated
licenses and see them sit unused most of the time.

Eric Sosman

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