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Chapter 4, Problem 10DQ
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Identify four types of software licenses frequently used. Which approach does the best job of ensuring a steady, predictable stream of revenue from customers? Which approach is most fair for the small company that makes infrequent use of the software?

Program Plan Intro

Software licenses:

  • Software license is an authorized device leading the use or redistribution of software.

Explanation of Solution

Frequently used software licenses:

The following four software licenses are frequently used. They are,

  • General single-user license
  • Subscription license
  • Shareware license
  • Network or server license

General single-user license:

  • This type of license allows the user to use the software only on a single computer.
  • The single-user license does not allow the user to copy and share the software with others.

Subscription license:

  • In this license, the users are able to use the software for a particular period of time.
  • Generally, this license contains technical support and access to updates and patches released during the term of the subscription.
  • The following options are present at the end of subscription
    • Renew the given subscription...

Explanation of Solution

Best license for ensuring a steady, predictable stream of revenue from customers:

  • Subscription license” is the best license for ensuring a steady, predictable stream of revenue from customers.
  • Reasons for choosing subscription license:
    • The subscription license is possibly the most suitable for a continuous and steady stream of revenue from a customer...

Explanation of Solution

Most fair license for small company:

  • Subscription license or single user license” is the reasonable license for a small company that creates rare use of the software.
  • Reasons for choosing this approach:
    • The sub...

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