Software Licensing Constituent Group
This EDUCAUSE constituent group focuses on the issues involved in blending the corporate interests of software providers with the unique licensing needs of higher education institutions. Among the challenges are institutional environments in which many users need to use different computers in more than one venue (public lab, dorm room, office, home, research lab), and user identities and software needs change from one semester to the next as students move in and out of the institutions and change courses. Discussion may focus on how best to come to consensus on higher education"s needs and how to formulate a position we can all take to software providers. This group meets at the EDUCAUSE annual conference and uses the electronic discussion list to discuss issues throughout the year.