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Licence drama deepens for NSW Police

NSW Police has denied new claims laid against it by UK software firm Micro Focus that it tried to cover its tracks on using software without licences by using further software that it also didn't have licences for.

April 26, 2012 by

Queensland uni tackles software licences

The University of Queensland has had issues with software licensing, because individual faculties each have a different purchasing process, making it hard to see the software being used by whom. Now, the university has adopted Flexera to keep track of software use.

March 5, 2012 by

Ad agency fined $100K over software

An unnamed Melbourne-based advertising agency has agreed to pay $100,000 in damages to an alliance representing software companies, after it admitted it didn't have licences for all of the software it was using.

March 27, 2011 by

Software fees are up for re-negotiation

Software costs can spiral out of control if you're not very careful. From licences bought when the company was bigger or because it wasn't seen to be necessary in less stringent times to count exactly how many concurrent users the application would attract, to licences for software that's no longer used or has been superseded, it's an easy way to throw cash away.

January 19, 2010 by

Atlassian: $10 products for charity

Atlassian, a Sydney-based software company best known for its bug-tracking JIRA product, is currently selling $10 licences for six of its products, with all of the money from sales going to charity.

October 26, 2009 by

Microsoft licensing switch pleases Becta

The government body that oversees schools' IT has welcomed Microsoft's interoperability intentions, but some members of the open-source community say the software giant is trying to lock schools into licences

September 16, 2008 by

Meshing the desktop into the cloud

The release of Live Mesh lays the foundation for Microsoft to move the center of gravity for its software products away from individual desktop and server machines into the cloud, with fundamental implications for how Microsoft licences software.

April 22, 2008 by

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