August 2, 2002

Microsoft: breaking with licensing tradition

"These are critical times for Microsoft Corp. The company deliberately broke its
software licensing model with Thursday's introduction of the unpopular Licensing
6.0, Gavin Clarke writes.

Until now customers paid Microsoft's licensing charges, shelling-out hard-won IT
budget while complaining of expense and confused details. For Microsoft, this was
a reliable - if imperfect - revenue model." More at The Register.

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