Sep 07

Customization for an Established Organization

By Deborah J | Success Stories


Dan VanLuchene, Co-founder and Partner at Integrated Engineering Software is in an enviable position. Ten reliable products, twenty years of operation, a rock solid customer base of structural engineers, and a tight, automated system to keep it all humming. It wasn’t always this way. His growing business had become painfully hampered by an antiquated licensing […]

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Sep 03

SOLO Server Released and Posted

By Mike Wozniak | Releases

This minor release of SOLO Server has two significant changes: It was time to renew our Microsoft Partner subscription, so we underwent the rigorous Microsoft certification process of running SOLO Server under Windows Server 2012 R2. During this process, we needed to digitally sign all of our DLL and EXE files. We are delighted to […]

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Aug 18

Is it OK to Copy from My Neighbor’s EULA? (Yes. Really.) Part 3 of 4: Still more important considerations when developing an End-User License Agreement

By Mike Wozniak | General Licensing Tips

Leave It To Beaver cast members

“Boy, you really goofed it this time, Beav!” At SoftwareKey, our team famously prides itself on being up-to-the-minute with the latest trends in software licensing technology.  But we have to confess to the presence of a sole member of our support staff who has a particular affinity for television programs produced during the Stone Age — […]

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Jun 20

This Year’s (Licensing) Models: Short on Glamour, But Long on Imagination and Innovation

By Mike Wozniak | General Licensing Tips


The SoftwareKey System has been serving the needs of software authors and publishers worldwide since the dawning of the 1990s. You can imagine that after working with nearly 7,000 customers, we would have encountered nearly every possible scheme for licensing software. Just when we, too, think we have seen it all – customers and prospects alike […]

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May 01

Root Canal or EULA? Part 2 of 4: More important considerations when developing an End-User License Agreement

By Mike Wozniak | General Licensing Tips

frog with toothache

OUCH!  His aching tooth! We feel obligated to take a quick moment to offer our apologies for taking over a month to post the second installment of this series regarding End-User Licensing Agreements (EULAs).  It was all but forgotten until one of our staff members came to the office one morning with an excruciating toothache […]

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