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License Management [message #510347] Wed, 27 January 2010 10:27 Go to next message
Christian Gudrian is currently offline Christian GudrianFriend
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Hello!

Closed source software often is protected by some kind of license which
has to be purchased from the software vendor. This license may optionally
specify which application features the user may use. Does anyone know if
there is a framework for this available for the Eclipse RCP?

Christian
Re: License Management [message #511173 is a reply to message #510347] Sat, 30 January 2010 13:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Wim Jongman is currently offline Wim JongmanFriend
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Hi Christian,

I am not aware of any eclipse project that does this. However, if you use
"eclipse license management" in google then several interesting solutions pop
up.

Best regards,

Wim Jongman


> Hello!
>
> Closed source software often is protected by some kind of license which
> has to be purchased from the software vendor. This license may optionally
> specify which application features the user may use. Does anyone know if
> there is a framework for this available for the Eclipse RCP?
>
> Christian
Re: License Management [message #511298 is a reply to message #511173] Mon, 01 February 2010 08:12 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Christian Gudrian is currently offline Christian GudrianFriend
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Hello Wim!

Thanks for your reply.

Wim Jongman wrote:

> I am not aware of any eclipse project that does this. However, if you use
> "eclipse license management" in google then several interesting
> solutions pop
> up.

....the most promising of which being the "Jigsaw License Manager" -- which
unfortunately seems to have been discontinued.

I was hoping that some people here already have made experiences with a
license manager themselves.

I'll have another look around the web then.

Christian
Re: License Management [message #511412 is a reply to message #511298] Mon, 01 February 2010 09:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Wim Jongman is currently offline Wim JongmanFriend
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Hi Christian,

Yes that is strange. I've send them mail to see if we can get the sources.
Lets wait and see. Otherwise it would make an interesting project.

--

Best Regards,
Wim Jongman
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> Hello Wim!
>
> Thanks for your reply.
>
> Wim Jongman wrote:
>
>> I am not aware of any eclipse project that does this. However, if you use
>> "eclipse license management" in google then several interesting
>> solutions pop
>> up.
>
> ....the most promising of which being the "Jigsaw License Manager" -- which
> unfortunately seems to have been discontinued.
>
> I was hoping that some people here already have made experiences with a
> license manager themselves.
>
> I'll have another look around the web then.
>
> Christian
Re: License Management [message #511563 is a reply to message #510347] Tue, 02 February 2010 02:00 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Miles Parker is currently offline Miles ParkerFriend
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Coincidentally, I'm thinking about this right now as well. In fact, I just wrote a blog post on it. Perhaps we can discuss technical ideas at least for a quick and dirty version here..

http://milesparker.blogspot.com/2010/02/imagining-eclipse-st ore.html
Re: License Management [message #511617 is a reply to message #511298] Tue, 02 February 2010 09:44 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Wim Jongman is currently offline Wim JongmanFriend
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I have got a mail from the jigsaw people:

Jigsaw Support, Feb 02 10:29 (SAST):
Hi Wim,

We are preparing to open source the code. Keep an eye on sourceforge.net in
the next few weeks.

regards
Andrew

--

Best Regards,
Wim Jongman
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> Hello Wim!
>
> Thanks for your reply.
>
> Wim Jongman wrote:
>
>> I am not aware of any eclipse project that does this. However, if you use
>> "eclipse license management" in google then several interesting
>> solutions pop
>> up.
>
> ....the most promising of which being the "Jigsaw License Manager" -- which
> unfortunately seems to have been discontinued.
>
> I was hoping that some people here already have made experiences with a
> license manager themselves.
>
> I'll have another look around the web then.
>
> Christian
Re: Re: License Management [message #511620 is a reply to message #511563] Tue, 02 February 2010 09:53 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Wim Jongman is currently offline Wim JongmanFriend
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The basic object model??

_Customers have _licence and _maintenance _contracts for _modules of a bigger
_system. The licence contracts have an _expiration-date and a
_number-of-users which could be _fixed or _floating. The licence could also
be connected to _number-of-processors inside a _hardware platform or/and be
based on the _serial number of the processor. The customers receive a
_licencekey which contains/unlocks the encoded licence information. Customers
must be able to _register for _temporary-licences through a _web-application.
The customer must also be able to _trade the licence because of moving to
another _platform/system by which the _original licence would be invalidated.

--

Best Regards,
Wim Jongman
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> Coincidentally, I'm thinking about this right now as well. In fact, I just
wrote a blog post on it. Perhaps we can discuss technical ideas at least for
a quick and dirty version here..
>
> http://milesparker.blogspot.com/2010/02/imagining-eclipse-st ore.html
Re: License Management [message #511835 is a reply to message #511617] Wed, 03 February 2010 07:58 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Christian Gudrian is currently offline Christian GudrianFriend
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Hello, Wim!

You wrote:

> We are preparing to open source the code. Keep an eye on sourceforge.net
> in
> the next few weeks.

Thanks for your effort. I got an email, too. :) Hopefully the project
will become a little more active than it has been during the past months.

Christian
Re: Re: License Management [message #511840 is a reply to message #511620] Wed, 03 February 2010 08:08 Go to previous message
Christian Gudrian is currently offline Christian GudrianFriend
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Am 02.02.2010, 10:53 Uhr, schrieb Wim Jongman <wim.jongman@gmail.com>:

> The basic object model??

The customer has to be able to temporarily checkout a floating licence for
offline use.

The platform has to check wether plug-ins have been tampered with to
circumvent the licence management system.

Christian
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