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Adobe software audit
I guess there is comfort in knowing “we are not alone” in dealing with Adobe license changes – but there is high dissatisfaction (at least on my part…) in the direction their licensing is moving.
We have been long-term CLP customers and have seen:
· flip-flops from concurrent-use to NO concurrent-use
· product bundles that have shifted over time, sometimes without much logic. certain standalone products that are price prohibitive if purchased outside of a bundle with stuff you don’t want or need.
· many years of paying annual maintenance for products – now to be told that is no longer offered
· suggestions that “individual named-users” is a licensing model that would ever work in a HE setting… grrrrr…
We have also met with our licensing team and there is a healthy dose of “we aren’t quite sure where this is going” – but the status quo has ended. Our annual costs for similar levels of product will more than double with the proposal currently on the table. Ugh!!! I could go on….
It seems like we could use a concerted effort from many campuses to regain some sanity from Adobe….
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