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Software license purchase system on Web

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000015889D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Oct-10
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-21

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

This is the disclosure for the intermediator to purchase the software license from SW developers and sell them to customers with the minimum risk. Normally, the SW business has high risk since there exist uncertainty for the initial estimation for software revenue. This e-commerce system alleviate the business risk by sharing among initial purchasers, developers ,and distributors by setting the initial price relatively high to avoid the risk. In this case the initial purchasers will assess the software and take the risk ,which will be shared