June 12, 2002
Special report: Reactions to Microsoft's new licensing program
Anonymous Reader writes: "Microsoft has announced a new (and controversial) software licensing program which goes into effect August 1, 2002. As the deadline nears, customers are faced with the choice of signing up for a fee-based software upgrade subscription service now, or paying heftier prices later. This special report (and associated poll) at DesktopLinux reviews reviews the background and market reactions to the new policy, and provides a poll which will help gauge responses and reactions to Microsoft's new licensing strategy by organizations and enterprises . . .Story is here at DesktopLinux. A poll is here.""