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Steven Russman, 734/930-1925
Entitlement Standard Nears Completion
the latest on the industry-wide effort to create standards for tracking the
licensed use of software.
too long there’s been a gap between software publisher-defined usage terms,
compliance policies, vendor usage contracts, and metrics available in inventory
discovery and license management tools.
create a standard for software-use entitlements the International Business
Software Managers Association (IBSMA) formed the Software Licensing
Practices committee in January 2007.
a new status report, IBSMA details the tremendous work to date on creating these
international standards. This 8-page report explains how the proposed standards
would work, the hurdles that still exist and the procedure for implementation.
publishers and their customers and tool vendors all stand to gain from
industry-wide adoption of a standard for software-use entitlements,” says IBSMA’s
executive director Steven Russman.
these standards, customers will achieve increased insight into licensing rights
and enhanced ability to reconcile these with software inventories. Tool vendors
can deliver products with accurate and consistent license allocation, and
publishers can improve customer relationships along with improved compliance
and decreased need to audit.
the framework for the proposed standard has already been developed, along with
much of the content, more work remains.
more on the IBSMA’s mission and timeline, an overview of the project, plus how
software-use entitlement standards will impact the industry, download
“Framework and Data Standards for Software-use entitlement: A Status Report” at ECPweb.com/publications.html.
A copy of the data standard framework is included with the report.
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management (SAM) professionals working together to develop and promote SAM best
practices and address issues of common concern. The IBSMA is a program of
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