Taking Licensing to the Next Level

Grid Today editor Derek Harris writes about a new licensing model that could spark an evolution in the way users pay for their grid middleware:
“We have hardware, so we want people to discover that it’s useful to run things faster, for example. If there’s a huge licensing or a huge economic step to go through before you even try to run it on twice as much hardware — we don’t like that.”

About Rich
FlexRex began his life as a cartoon character I created a Sun Microsystems. As the world's first "fictional blogger," he appeared in numerous parody films that made fun of the whole work-from-home thing. Somewhere along the line, the Sun IT department adopted FlexRex as their spokesman in a half-dozen security awareness films for employees. So when I left Sun recently, I started FlexRex Communications, a Marketing company in Portland, Oregon.

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