Software licensing takes many forms, from free for use to private licenses for individuals, and from single-processor systems to multiprocessor systems. This video explores them all.
What did Bill Gates do to make all of his money? … Now, a lot of people will say, "Well, he started Microsoft." … Yeah, he did start Microsoft, … but here's the bigger question. … What did Microsoft do to start making so much money? … The answer is simple. … Bill Gates invented the concept of software licensing. … Before Bill Gates came around, if you bought a computer, … And people copied stuff like crazy, … and that was the common thing to do. … If you bought a big mainframe computer, … it came with the software, and you just used the software. … It wasn't until Bill Gates came along … and posted a very famous ad … in a very famous magazine saying, "If you use my stuff, … "you have to give me money." … Software was free. … So in this episode, what I want to do is talk … about the concept of licensing … and the world that we live in today. … Now, first of all, licensing shows up … in a lot of different ways. … Anybody who's ever installed any piece … of software was probably run … into the end-user license agreement. …
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