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Join Us at ITAM Wisdom North America 2024 in St. Petersburg, FL

Next week, Joel will have the distinct pleasure of traveling across the country to present with LicenseFortress at ITAM Wisdom NA 2024. Hosted by the ever-excellent ITAM Review, this year’s wide range of presentations, workshops and interactive sessions will be held on March 19-20, 2024, in St. Petersburg, FL. Beeman & Muchmore, LicenseFortress and ITAM Review have a long history of providing entertaining and insightful updates on emerging software licensing issues, and we are looking forward to meeting in person to do more of the same. 

Day 1: March 19th

Joel will present with both Michael Corey and Dean Bolton from LicenseFortress in the session “Surviving an Oracle Java Audit,” moderated by ITAM’s own Rich Gibbons. To be presented as a webinar-in-the-flesh, our session is summarized below:

One year ago, Oracle dramatically changed how businesses can license Java moving forward. In effect, Oracle moved the goalposts such that companies can no longer license Java by the processor or named-user-plus model. Instead, Oracle now utilizes an employee-based licensing model where you must license every employee, full-time or part-time, regardless of whether they use Java. Unsurprisingly, Oracle’s definition of what constitutes an employee for licensing purposes is breathtakingly broad. With Oracle now aggressively pursuing companies for their Java usage, this session will explore what you need to know when Oracle comes knocking on your door.

ITAM’s George Wright selected this session for inclusion in his article, “What to look forward to at Wisdom NA 2024: My picks from the agenda.”

(Read here and here for more information regarding Oracle’s recent changes to Java licensing.)

Day 2: March 20th

Dean and Joel will present the session “Software License Agreements – The Legal and Technical Perspectives.” Aimed at the lawyer and non-lawyer alike, this presentation will focus on the contract side of software asset management. Among other things, this session will guide attendees regarding the component parts of a typical software vendor agreement (including identification of what is and is not part of a binding contract) and identify common (and expensive) pitfalls while providing practical steps on how to avoid them. 

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We hope to see you there.

Published March 14, 2024

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