11/11/2005

Secondhand Microsoft software goes on sale

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 8:25 am

Microsoft has stunned some in the British reseller community by allowing a discount dealer to sell secondhand volume licenses, opening the floodgates for a used-software market in the U.K.

A loophole in British insolvency laws and a clause within many Microsoft licenses that permits disused or unwanted volume licenses to be transferred enables Disclic to sell the licenses legally. The licenses are offered at a discount of around 20 to 50 percent below prices of any other authorized Microsoft reseller.

A Microsoft representative confirmed on Thursday that Disclic’s resale of licenses “does meet Microsoft’s terms and conditions.”

Source: ZDNet

 

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