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Software licensing, a process often overlooked or hastily implemented to meet product deadlines, is a key ingredient to increasing value to your users, as well as increasing revenue to you.

Businesses and software developers must carefully consider the impact licensing has on revenue, customer retention, and the software development cycle.

In 1980, the Pac-Man arcade game was unveiled, Post-it Notes were released, and Mount St. Helens erupted. Tragically, John Lennon was assassinated in New York City. The launch of the IBM PC was still a year away. And the business currently known as KEYLOK was born.

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This post was first published on Embedded


Embedded system licensing is the combination of hardware and software into a single offering, converting traditional hardware vendors into new age software vendors. This enables manufacturers of hardware to position products as "all-in-one" via software that enhances a machine's features while giving consumers more flexibility.

9 Advantages of Usage-Based Licensing in IP Protection (for Software Vendors and Users)

Software developers and vendors have faced challenges in protecting their intellectual property since the first commercially available applications were created. As software development and use expanded over the last 50 years, the variety of software licensing models has grown as well, to accommodate needs of both buyers and sellers.

What is software security?

The security of your software is one of the most effective barriers to deter threats from hackers, whether from large institutional hacking groups or smaller-scale proof of concept attacks. These malicious users aim to compromise the authenticity, integrity, and availability of your software. Any action taken by developers to ensure hackers don't gain access to software code is considered software security.

Every year, countless hours are invested developing new software products. Millions and millions of R&D dollars are spend crafting the perfect solution for current and prospective customers. In spite of the time, energy and planning devoted to this process, proper licensing strategy and enforcementis often overlooked.

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