Remembering Daniel Birns

Daniel Steven Birns, Jan 18, 1954 – July 28, 2016 It is with great sadness that we have to say goodbye to our dear friend, Daniel. Some of you may know Daniel as “the FLEXlm support guy”.  Others may know him as the lead FLEXlm developer.  Many more (outside of GLOBEtrotter and Reprise) know him …

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101 License Models

101 License Models – a license model for everyone. License Managers are known for providing flexibility in how you price and license your software.  This blog post discusses 101 license models available to you with the Reprise License Manager.   These models fall into 5 main categories – Unrestricted, Nodelocked, Floating, Token-Based and Metered License Models.  We have discussed …

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Shared Floating License

Count unique users of your application with the Shared Floating License. We’ve discussed the floating license in a previous blog post.  A floating license allows a specified number of independent instances of your application to run anywhere on your customer’s network so long as that number does not exceed the predefined limit specified in the license.  But what if you want …

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Named User Licenses

Named User Licenses – Let your License Manager build user lists dynamically Floating licenses are the most versatile of the license types. When available, anyone on the network with access to the license server can get a license to run. This is tremendously powerful for the software user, but there are times when software publishers want to …

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Best Practices for License Management

Best Practices for License Management Time spent paying attention to best practices for license management will pay dividends down the road in customer satisfaction. Following a few basic guidelines will be greatly appreciated by your end-users who will see more consistent implementations from ISV to ISV. Let’s dive right in: The Product name you use to check …

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