Modifying Licenses in the Field

Using “REPLACE =” and “UPGRADE” Probably the most basic of all licensing policy methodologies is the ability to control the duration of the license with an expiration date in the license. At times, as in demo or trial modes, you may want your licenses to have a short duration, 30 days or so. Still other …

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Licensing by Longitude

Can you gain by restricting your software licenses to certain regions of the globe? Independent software vendors (ISVs) are often reminded of how interconnected their customers are. For instance, they may receive a support call from someone in India using a license on a server in Indiana. Depending on the ISV, this may not be …

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Hold on to that License

Using RLM keywords “HOLD=” and “MIN_CHECKOUT=” Many valuable software tools that require floating licensing run for only a short time.  These include various solvers, development and design tools, and other specialty software products that are designed to perform very specific tasks very quickly.  Unlike typical interactive or desktop applications, these short-burst applications typically do not …

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Queuing for Licenses

Adding support for license queuing promotes more efficient use of a user’s inventory of licenses The RLM license server has the ability to manage a queue of requests for a license when all licenses are in use. If queued for a license, the application is notified by the license server when a license has become …

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Infochem Computer Services Ltd. Licenses the Reprise License Manager (RLM)

Infochem converted their robust FORTRAN application from dongle-based licensing to a file-based system using RLM, reducing support costs while increasing customer satisfaction.  According to Dr. Richard Szczepanski, Director, “We have always regarded a licensing system as an essential part of our software. We started using a dongle-based system in the early 1990s and this has …

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RLM – A Light Shines

RLM end-users remind me of why software license management is so important to them. by Cody Crider, Reprise Software, Inc. We have written many articles about the benefits of software licensing to Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and how to implement various features within RLM. Of course this is the target audience for Reprise Software’s product, …

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