licenses

  • Microsoft Announces 60M Licenses For Windows 8 Sold, Showing Similar Sales Trajectory To Windows 7

    Microsoft Announces 60M Licenses For Windows 8 Sold, Showing Similar Sales Trajectory To Windows 7

    Whether you’re a Microsoft user or not, you have to respect the fact that its install base for operating systems is massive. The company spans plenty of sectors, specifically enterprise, but of course in the home, too. Today, the company announced that its latest operating system, Windows 8, has sold 60 million licenses. Finding out how many of these licenses are consumer and how many… Read More

  • Developers Prefer GPL, Enterprises Prefer Apache

    Developers Prefer GPL, Enterprises Prefer Apache

    OpenLogic, makers of open source license compliance scanning software, have released some stats about open source license proliferation and popularity and it makes for some interesting reading. The big takeaway is that developers generally prefer the GNU General Public License while their enterprise employers prefer the Apache Software License. There are a number of ways to interpret this data. Read More

  • Potential Open Source License Violations In Android and iOS Apps?

    Potential Open Source License Violations In Android and iOS Apps?

    One of the reasons a lot of big companies shy away from using open source software is because the plethora of open source licenses can make things confusing. The licenses themselves can be confusing, as there are a lot of grey areas with very little case law to help make things clear. Some open source licenses are compatible with certain other open source licenses, but completely incompatible… Read More

  • Xbox 360 license transfer tool now available, but you can only use it once a year

    Xbox 360 license transfer tool now available, but you can only use it once a year


    A lot of people got double-screwed when there were all those 360s failing. Not only did your damn console die, but if you had downloaded content like XBLA games, chances are it wouldn’t be on your new console when you got that. Until now, recourse has been difficult, but the license transfer tool lets you consolidate any licenses you had on your last four systems that died. However… Read More