Vendor right to audit products they no longer own?
Consider the following scenario:
Vendor A produces a program (let's call it Widget v7) for a number of years. A business purchases perpetual licenses for Widget v7 from Vendor A and accepts the EULA.
Vendor A sells the business and rights to produce the program to Vendor B. Vendor B invests in the program and produces Widget v8.
The company still has Widget v7 installed. Who has the right to audit compliance for that version? Vendor A or Vendor B? In the event of a shortfall, what happens? Vendor A can't provide a license for a program they no longer own.
There must be lots of examples of this - Dell/Quest springs immediately to mind.
Open Jan 05, 2017 - 08:07 PM
Audit, merger, divestment, compliance