IT Services

Software Mailing Lists and Newsgroups

The Software-announce mailing list is used to announce important changes in our software agreements. To subscribe to the software-announce mailing list, send a message to

These messages are also sent to the newsgroup

The Software-discuss mailing list can be used by you to give your views on software agreements, to say what programs you are interested in and what you would like to see available. To subscribe to the software-discuss mailing list, send a message to

The newsgroup is also available for the open discussion of software licensing.

A Software Newsletter is sent out approximately once per term to the Software-Announce and IT Support Staff mailing lists.

All Software Newsletters are archived here for online viewing (dating back to 2004).

Please direct queries relating to licensing issues via email to and sales issues to both of which are serviced by the Request Tracker system at OUCS. Information relating to software products and licences is sent via email to all registered IT Support Staff and to the software-announce mailing list.