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Well, I've been at a couple of companies which most definitely *did not*
allow you to install the software at home. That wasn't part of the
license terms, and they only had enough seats for those that needed the
software. For some products, Visio being one I recall, I couldn't even
install that at work, as they didn't have enough licenses, and only
those that would routinely need it got to install it.

This was a medium sized software development firm, so not some big
corporate, but it sure wasn't common as far as I knew to be allowed to
install MSO at home. Nobody else I knew did it on a company license,
except those that used the same laptop at home and at work.


On Sun, 1 Dec 2013 12:51:24 -0500
"Virgil Arrington" <> wrote:

Jonathan wrote:

Assuming the organization is not SoHo sized, or smaller, unless
the person negotiating with Microsoft for licenses is a complete
idiot, the license will allow for each employee to install MSO on
their home computer, for the duration of their employment, or the
corporate license expires, whichever comes first.

may I ask you one real world case where this actually happened?

I'm aware of three companies that did that...

It's been many years since I last purchased WordPerfect, but at the
time, it's standard license allowed one to install a copy on both a
business computer and a home computer (or laptop) as long as the
program was only used on one of the computers at a time. I don't know
if it still has that license language, but at the time, I found it
very freeing. I tend to be a little obsessive about respecting
software companies' licenses, which is why I love FOSS.


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