I would like to enquire further details about the terms of using php for commercial application development. The scenario is that I have built an application using PHP and intend to host it with a 3rd party hosting company. I am renting the server at the hosting company and the customer that is going to use the application has no access to the application source code and hosting server. I control the access but the customer can use the application for the business purpose. Therefore how does the PHP licensing terms apply in my scenario?

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am developing an desktop application ,for that am providing trial licence for 30 days.But if 30 days over ,if we change system date and time ,it will again back to the 30 days trial period ... how to overcome this...

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I have developed a web application in PHP and I wan't to implement licencing system into it so that the application should stop functioning if the licence is not renewed. Can someone help me?

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File under what just happened here? According to a [URL="http://www.microsoft.com/Presspass/press/2010/feb10/02-22MSAmazonPR.mspx?rss_fdn=Press%20Releases"]press release[/URL] issued by Microsoft yesterday, it has entered into a cross-licensing patent deal with Amazon. This covers the Kindle as well the Linux-based servers that Amazon uses, and comes back to the Microsoft claim that a number of Linux implementations are infringing upon patents it holds. This is not the first such deal to be brokered by Microsoft, and the amount of money that Amazon is to pay Microsoft in order to continue using Linux has not been disclosed and probably never will be. Here's what that Microsoft statement had …

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A roundtable of industry licensing specialists has been discussing software ownership and liability in the complex new world tech order where cloud computing, virtualisation and Software as a Service reign supreme. Certainly there can be little doubting that over the course of the last 12 months or so CIOs and IT managers alike have been under increasing pressure to answer the question: Where Does The Ownership Lie? The [URL="www.fast-compliance.co.uk"]roundtable[/URL] was hosted by FAST Ltd and included software vendor Symantec, together with sponsor LANDesk, Webroot, Rocela, The UK Oracle User Group, Bytes Technology Group, ConnectSphere, Flexera Software, Regent Partners International, Beachcroft …

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Strange but true, usually the best of enemies it would seem that [URL="http://www.daniweb.com/blogs/entry4331.html"]Microsoft[/URL] and the [URL="http://www.daniweb.com/blogs/entry4219.html"]Linux Foundation[/URL] are in full agreement over something for a change. What is more, they are working together in order to find a solution as well. According to Horacio Gutierrez, the Microsoft Corporate Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, the two are ganging up to voice concern regarding the 'Principles of the Law of Software Contracts' that has been drafted by the American Law Institute. Microsoft and the Linux Foundation have sent a joint [URL="http://microsoftontheissues.com/cs/files/folders/5090/download.aspx"]letter[/URL] to the ALI which asks for more time for interested …

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Linux will continue its soaring success in 2009. Yes, Linux is free and free is good but what about its other advantages over commercial Unix flavors and Windows? Here are the top seven reasons why Linux will continue to smash the competition in the face of the economy, the Cloud, and the smart administrator. [B]1. Frugality[/B] - In the Data Center or on the Desktop, Linux is a frugal choice for those who need to save space, money, and time. If you care about getting the most out of your current hardware, you need to take a very close look …

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Welcome to the new series, Seven Ways From Sunday, that replaces the Crystal Ball Sunday Series. This new series focuses on a single aspect of IT management from an "in the trenches" point-of-view. Being in list format, it will help you, the busy professional, quickly absorb and assess necessary information. In this introductory entry, I examine reducing costs--a theme to which I'll return repeatedly in my posts. [B]1. Linux[/B] - It should be obvious from the title of my blog that Linux is the primary focus here but it bears repeating. Use Linux to reduce your costs. This free operating …

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Open source software is being taken seriously as a viable alternative to expensive proprietary applications but it's important to realize that, like its commercial brethren, it comes with a license for use. It's also important to remember that all open source licensing is not created equal. Free software licensing is quite complex and I recommend browsing [URL="http://www.gnu.org/licenses/licenses.html"]gnu.org[/URL] for the most up-to-date and complete information. According to Eran Strod, director of product marketing at [URL="http://www.blackducksoftware.com/"]Black Duck Software[/URL], around 70% of open source code is licensed under the GPL, something you'll want at least a passing familiarity with. Although the GPL is …

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According to ChannelWeb a federal judge sitting in the US Court of Appeals has ruled that open source software licenses are [URL="http://www.crn.com/software/210004167"]legal under copyright law[/URL]. This is a complete u-turn on a previous ruling which had thrown the not so small matter of open source licensing into something of a legal quagmire. The case appears to have arisen out of a dispute, of all things, over the legality of an open source license for model railway control software after a developer gave another an 'artistic license' and that other then used it while developing a competing product. Earlier, a court …

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[URL="http://www.newscientist.com/blog/technology/2008/06/always-read-small-print.html"]According to the New Scientist[/URL] it appears that Apple has decided to cover all bases when it comes to how iTunes is used. Apparently, buried deep within the [URL="http://developer.apple.com/softwarelicensing/agreements/pdf/itunesqtsitelicense.pdf"]iTunes End User License Agreement[/URL] is this little gem of a clause: "Licensee also agrees that Licensee will not use the Apple Software for any purposes prohibited by United States law, including, without limitation, the development, design, manufacture or production of nuclear, missiles, or chemical or biological weapons." So there you have it, in black and white, straight from the lawyer's mouth as it were: iTunes should not be used to help …

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There's an interesting story up at [URL="http://consumerist.com/tag/windows/?i=5010868&t=microsoft-and-the-1632-copy-of-vista"]The Consumerist[/URL] at the moment about some chap called Bill who has been charged $1632 for a single Windows Vista Ultimate upgrade license. It would appear what has happened is that Windows Live Marketplace kept saying to try again later when Bill pressed the submit button for his upgrade license purchase, when what it should have said was we have just debited your bank account $233.15 so whatever you do don't keep pressing that button. Unfortunately for Bill, that's exactly what he did. Another six times in fact. Bill insists that "upon selecting "submit" …

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According to a report posted at [URL="http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20061112-8204.html"]Ars Technica[/URL] Vista has been cracked. [URL="http://www.pegasus3d.com/wordpress/"]Jeremy Reimer[/URL] reports that Torrents are now being circulated of the cracked version, known as Vista BillGates. Microsoft is keeping remarkably quiet on the subject, and my emails requesting official comment have gone unanswered. Perhaps because the pirated version is not all it is cracked up to be (excuse the pun) as in order to circumvent the correct product key requirement, the BillGates edition would appear to have replaced certain Vista release code components with earlier Beta code ones. While this means that it can be activated online …

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The End.