Re: Public pricing meets confusing usage terms
CCL is a very young organization and doesn't have many members. It's also Euro/U.K.-centric at this point. CCL's clout is in its bully pulpit, and it's using it. The group is talking about licensing and audit issues that customers have been griping about for years, and it's calling for sensible changes. Increased audit activity by vendors in recent years has brought this topic to a head, so they've brought it on themselves.
Let's be clear: software is valuable intellectual property and vendors deserve their due, but licensing terms and audit practices should be clear, open, and consistent. As things stand today, enterprise software licensing is about as simple, clear, fair and consistent as our Federal tax code.