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Principles of Fair Software Licensing

In this short video we explain why unfair licences make it difficult to choose the best path to the cloud.

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Lighting the fuse to explode unfair software licensing Alban Schmutz, Chairman of CISPE, explains how the initiative has highlighted the issue of unfair license terms and united both buyers and vendors. The launch of the Ten Principles for… Read more...
Press Release: CIGREF and CISPE Launch Ten Principles to End Unfair Practices of Software Gatekeepers IT business user and provider associations jointly call for consideration of The Principles as Gatekeeper obligations under DMA Paris, 13th April 2021. Today, under the high patronage of Cédric O,… Read more...
Industry collaboration delivers Principles for Fair Software Licensing Alban Schmultz, Chairman of CISPE, explains how cooperation led to the Principles. CISPE and CIGREF have collaborated on several initiatives previously, now they've worked together to formulate ten principles for… Read more...

Harms of Unfair Software Licensing

Why is Fair Software Licensing important? This infographic explains it all.

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"#FairSoftware Principle 10: Permitting Fair Software Transfers. Where customers have the right to resell and transfer software licences, software vendors should support and ensure fair terms for customers who have lawfully acquired a resold licence.
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"#FairSoftware Principle 8: Permitted Uses of #Software Should Be Reliable and Predictable. #Software vendors should not make material changes to licence terms that restrict customers from previously permitted uses.
More information on https://www.fairsoftware.cloud/principles/"

"#FairSoftware Principle 7: Equal Treatment for #Software Licensing Fees in the #Cloud. #Software vendors shouldn't charge different prices for the same #software based on who owns the hardware on which it's installed.
Learn more at https://www.fairsoftware.cloud/principles/"

"#FairSoftware Principle 6: #Software vendors providing directory software need to ensure those directories support open standards and enable customers to switch from one provider to another without locking them into their solution.
https://www.fairsoftware.cloud/principles/"

"#FairSoftware Principle 5: Freedom from Retaliation for #Cloud Choices. #Software vendors should not penalize customers who choose to use those vendors’ #software on other providers’ #cloud offerings.
More information on https://www.fairsoftware.cloud/principles/"

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