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Method for controlling 'limited use' licenses. Disclosure Number: IPCOM000015283D
Original Publication Date: 2001-Nov-16
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-20

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It is common for large systems to be sold with other systems embedded for special purposes. For example, MQSeries* Integrator (MQSI) ships with DB2* (both available from IBM* Corporation). The licence for the embedded system is a limited use licence; for use by the embedding product only. However, use is not generally controlled, and it is easy for users (intentionally or unintentionally) to break the terms of the licence. To be specific in the description below the example of MQSI embedding DB2 is used. Details will vary, but the technique is generally applicable.