Ten Software Licensing Policies Every Software Vendor Should Consider

With the rise of SaaS, cloud computing, and virtualization, software vendors may need to change their practice of negotiating custom licensing terms.

IDC: IDC analysts say that with the rise of SaaS, virtualization, and cloud computing, software vendors may need to consider standardizing their licensing terms instead of negotiating custom terms. They recommend that vendors adopt policies that address the following:

  1. Subscriptions
  2. Virtualized Environments
  3. Service Provider Licensing Agreement
  4. Disaster Recovery Rights
  5. Buying Programs
  6. OEM Programs
  7. Pay-per-Use Licensing
  8. Global Licensing Policy
  9. IP Indemnification
  10. Licensing Communications

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