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Towards SLA-based software licenses

: Li, J.; Wäldrich, O.; Ziegler, W.

Postprint urn:nbn:de:0011-n-941969 (187 KByte PDF)
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Priol, T.:
From grids to service and pervasive computing : Based on the 2008 CoreGRID Symposium, held August 25 - 26 in the Canary Islands, Spain
New York/NY: Springer, 2008 (CoreGrid series 10)
ISBN: 978-0-387-09454-0
ISBN: 978-0-387-09455-7
CoreGRID Symposium <2008, Las Palmas>
Konferenzbeitrag, Elektronische Publikation
Fraunhofer SCAI ()
grid; license mechanism; Service Level Agreement

Software protection and licensing are important topics for both the in- dependent software vendors and software users. In Grid environments, the use of license protected applications is almost impossible and be- comes a challenging task. The reasons are twofold: (i) there are no business models of the independent software vendors for the Grid and (ii) there is no licensing technology suitable for Grid environments. In this paper, the state of the art of license management in software in- dustry as well as the current practice for managing the licenses in Grid computing is presented. The challenges and requirements of managing the software license in Grid environments are identi?ed. Two general models developed in the European pro jects BEinGRID and SmartLM for managing the software licenses in Grid computing based on service level agreement (SLA) are presented.