At 07:29 PM 12/12/01 +1300, Simon Peacock wrote: >We've been told at work that Protel will no longer allow licences to be sold >only that the company can change names! > >Anybody else heard about this ?? or brought a legal, upgradeable licences >recently ? > >Its important to me as I have 2 spare 16 bit licences that I don't use >anymore (I had 3 but still use one).
Altium cannot revoke the right of the user to sell current licenses, it is in the license agreement. It can, however, remove this right from the current license agreement. Read your license agreement! It could also decide not to allow upgrade pricing for resold older licenses. However, if it does this, I would be recommending a class-action suit, or at least consultation regarding the possibility of winning such a suit. This is because Protel has represented that resold licenses were identical to new ones, that the new licensee stood in place of the old one. Disallowing upgrade would therefore be a taking because it would devastate the resale value of older licenses. It's been about three months or so since I resold a license. I've known for quite some time that Altium was considering removing resellability. It puzzles me why they would do this, because every resold license means increased maintenance revenue. But bean counters tend to look at lost revenue in the short term more than at enriched revenue in the long term. So they can think, about a second-hand license sale, "Look at how much money we are losing." I've actually been told that by a Protel employee, even though I know that true resales (the kind that they would now disallow) are taking place in very small numbers, and I also know that immediate revenue to Protel *increased* because one company bought two licenses instead of one (and these licenses were being purchased from Protel at 50% off, the service bureau discount, which was later discontinued). I'm getting a bad feeling about all this, I'm afraid. [EMAIL PROTECTED] Abdulrahman Lomax Easthampton, Massachusetts USA * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * To post a message: mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] * * To leave this list visit: * http://www.techservinc.com/protelusers/leave.html * * Contact the list manager: * mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] * * Forum Guidelines Rules: * http://www.techservinc.com/protelusers/forumrules.html * * Browse or Search previous postings: * http://firstname.lastname@example.org * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *