WE'RE NOW INTO THE FINAL DAY of our latest INQ Debate, which looks to tackle the age-old question of 'what is the main problem with software licensing?'
Yesterday saw Peter and Graeme return with yet more fighting talk, and today will see them battle it out head-to-head in our first-ever live video debate. You can sign up to watch the INQ Debate live by following this link.
This a debate, which kicks off at 3pm UK time, will be moderated by myself, and we’ll be joined on the panel by our guest speaker, David Foxen of Snow Software.
Thursday's reader vote saw INQ readers maintain their anti-vendor stance, with 77 per cent of your agreeing with Graeme's argument that aggressive auditing practices are to blame for software licensing issues seeing.
One commenter wrote: "At the end of the day, many companies have been updating software licensing agreements with new T's & C's, meaning that the end user can't keep up. What ends up happening is that the end user pays more for its licences.
"The only way around this is for larger organizations to strike a deal directly with senior people at the software company to ensure they get a fair deal, but this can also take a very long time and isn't always successful."
This means just 23 per cent of readers agreed with Peter Gothard that lazy IT departments are at fault.
One Peter supporter wrote: "I actually work for a software firm, and it always makes me laugh when companies moan about how confusing they find licensing. It's really not, and I doubt they would accept the same thing from their customers when the time comes for payment."
Don’t forget to follow the conversation on Twitter using the #INQDebate hashtag. µ
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