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Using Salesforce to access SAP? Pour yourself a stiff drink

SAP targets major customers for millions in damage awards, claiming violations of "named-user" license terms

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SAP license fees are due even for indirect users, court says

Ruling could have far-reaching consequences for businesses that have integrated their customer-facing systems with an SAP database

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Oracle is pricing itself out of Amazon’s cloud

Oracle may believe that upping the cost of using a competing cloud will help it win, but the opposite is more likely

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Microsoft drops a pay-as-you-go Azure cloud option

Starting in February, new Azure customers will be sent to Microsoft's Cloud Solution Provider program in lieu of the MPSA-based pay-as-you-go license

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62% off MovieSherlock Pro Video Downloader for Mac - Deal Alert

If you’re a movie buff, MovieSherlock Pro Video Downloader for Mac is about to be your new best friend. The software lets you download videos from nearly any website, including both YouTube and Hulu.

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Oracle will give cloud users first dibs on its next big database update

On-premises customers have no timeline as to when they'll get their own version

7 tools for cutting through software legalese

EULAs got your eyes swimming? Head spinning from open source licensing terminology? These resources help you get the straight dope

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The end of Microsoft product support (and we feel fine)

The nostalgia for periodic big upgrades every five to 10 years is seriously misplaced, and it's not good for users or IT

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Software audits: How high tech plays hardball

'Truing up' licenses amounts to billions of dollars in revenue for the major software makers. Here's where the money goes -- and how it's extracted

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Canonical’s ZFS-powered Ubuntu could face legal challenge

Canonical believes it can ship the latest version of Ubuntu with ZFS without risking legal turmoil, but not everyone remains convinced

Rust's Redox OS could show Linux a few new tricks

A new operating system written in Mozilla's Rust language shows there's plenty to be accomplished by thinking outside the Linux box

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