FWIW, the current implementation actually allows more than two installations,
but limits activation to two systems. Conceivably, you could deactivate the
first system, activate the third, and when done with the third, deactivate
it and reactivate the first.
Sure there is a way of assuring that a particular copy of the application
is not used by more than one person at a time, but would you want a requirement
that you be on-line with a link to Adobe at all times when using our products?
I know I couldn't work that way! The other problem is that such a scheme (or a
modified version of same) would effectively allow a United States-based user
to run the software during the day in the United States and a comrade in India
to run the same software on a different machine during their work day. Clearly,
that is not the intent of the EULA for this product.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Sgammato [mailto:jsgammato at IMPRIVATA.com]
> Sent: Friday, September 12, 2008 8:48 AM
> Adobe (and many other companies) must learn that many writers use products on
> different computers at
> different times, and their approach puts hurdles in the way of honest
> customers. There must be a
> technological way to prevent the same application from being used by two
> different people at the same
> time. That is the solution, not a policy that fails to keep up with the needs
> of the customer base.
> ymmv, etc
> From: framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com on behalf of Dov Isaacs
> Sent: Fri 9/12/2008 11:46 AM
> To: framers; Graeme R Forbes
> Subject: RE: InDesign as a replacement for Framemaker
> Don't count on getting that extra activation. The EULA is quite clear
> in terms of how many systems - two - you may simultaneously install and
> activate simultaneously and that you may legally only execute on one of
> those at any time. I hardly see how your request is related to "natural
> justice" any more or less than a request to also allow simultaneous
> activation of the same license of FrameMaker on computers used by other
> members of your family.
> - Dov
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Rick Quatro
> > Sent: Friday, September 12, 2008 5:33 AM
> > Hi Graeme,
> > FrameMaker now has "activation" with version 8.
> > Rick Quatro
> > Carmen Publishing Inc
> > 585-659-8267
> > www.frameexpert.com
> > > One really maddening issue is "activation". A single-user license
> > > only lets you have 2 activations, so if like me you have a home
> > > desktop, an office desktop, and a laptop, something has to give. I'm
> > > going to try to appeal to Adobe's sense of natural justice to get a
> > > third activation for my laptop. Pray for me.
> > >
> > > Graeme Forbes