A quick guide to Adobe licensing – whitepaper
Just as is the case with many other software publishers, Adobe licensing is seen as a complex effort. Adobe’s Volume Licensing Programs make the way to acquire software products easier, and licensing has become more transparent for software users and Adobe itself.
Most people perceive the licensing of Adobe products and the rules around their usage rights as hard to follow. On top of this, new products and versions are introduced rapidly, and many software users focus on licensing just when they are ultimately required to do so, which is a time and resources wasting mistake. In the meantime, many products and licensing changes that might affect a customer’s license “estate” most likely already occurred, which poses a risk in terms of software compliance, and corresponding penalties.
The objective of our Quick Guide is to provide greater insight into the evolution of Adobe products and to help you understand the why and how of Adobe licensing. The e-book is not intended to detail everything concerning Adobe’s software licensing practices but to gain a better understanding of the Adobe products and the rules that govern licensing.
This article was published on 12-03-2010
Patrick is co-founder of B-lay. From 1998 he brings a vast experience from his previous roles in Oracle License Management Services (LMS) (active for 6 years) and Adobe License Compliance Services (LCS) (active for 4 years) to create transparency in the licensing market. In addition, he leverages his IBM and SAP knowledge gained throughout the years to help our customers better understand and manage their software licenses. Patrick holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Economics and IT from Hogeschool Utrecht in the Netherlands.