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activation. And if you try to use the same activation code too many times, the software will not activate and you'll not be allowed to use it. Personal vs. Enterprise Licensing 3:14-4:35 Now, when purchasing proprietary software licenses, you can usually select from two general types of licenses: personal or enterprise. Now, personal licenses are aimed at home and small business customers. Usually, they only allow the software to be installed on a very limited number of systems, maybe one, two, or maybe a maximum of three systems. And because they're limited in the number of allowed installs, personal licenses are usually less expensive than other alternatives. However, personal licenses may not be the best choice for a large organization which may need to purchase hundreds or possibly even thousands of licenses for a particular software title. Trying to purchase and manage this volume of personal licenses would be an administrative nightmare, as well as being really, really expensive.
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To make things easier, many software vendors offer enterprise licenses, which are also sometimes called volume licenses. Now, enterprise licenses allow the customer to install the software without restriction using the same activation code, typically until a maximum cap is reached. And because of the volume involved, the customer's usually able to purchase an enterprise license for much less than the cost of purchasing multiple individual personal licenses. However, enterprise licenses are still usually very, very expensive. And because of this, they're usually not cost- effective for most home or small business users. Open Source Software 4:36-5:53 So, with this in mind, we need to shift gears and talk about open-source software. Understand that for many years, proprietary licensing was really the only option we had when purchasing new software. Today, however, you can also choose to use open-source software as an alternative. Now, open-source software used to be exclusive to just the Linux and Unix operating systems. Today, this is no longer the case. Today, there are many open-source applications available for Windows and Macintosh operating systems as well. Now, open-source licensing is very different from proprietary licensing. Open-source software is usually freely distributed. That means you can download, install, and use the software without paying a licensing fee. Now, most open-source software is distributed under the GNU General Public License, or what we just call the GPL. And the GPL requires that the source code for the software remain freely availableto anybody who wants it. That means you could, if you wanted to, download the source code for an application that you really like, modify it, and then recompile it, and then use the modified version of the software. In fact, if you wanted to, you could even post it for other users to download and use as well, just so long as you make sure that the source code is freely available to anybody who wants it.
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