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Jun 24, 2016 - 05:48 AM
UK now abandons SQLServer CORE licensing and re-establishes Proc licensing ! !
Microsoft SAM Engagement Managers spotted walking down the chunnel !
..............................Nope; that isn't going to happen.
As far a licensing goes, nothing really changes. Each country still has ( pre and post EU) their own laws of copyright and enforcement that are independantly enforceable ( regardless of any EU directive to harmonize the laws).
What very well may change is an **up-step** in SAM and Audits; with most SW vendors having a USD as their reporting currency, the Pound used to bring in $1.50 USD.Now it brings in $1.32; the lowest level in over 30 years ( heck, even us Canadian lost a penny on that deal!) . The vendor's 'SAM Engagement' teams are going to have to hustle in order to make up for lost earnings.
Your T&C's of your licenings won't change; the frequency of SAM reviews - in the UK - will.
Now, if Scotland decides to go back to the EU, that's a different ball of wax altogether....
Cheers from Canada.