1. Organisational Changes

The software licensing section at OUCS has been run by Jane Brown for the last 10 years. Jane has now left Oxford to live and work in Ankara, Turkey.

Software licensing is now being looked after by the Shop, Software Licensing and Media Services section of the TSS group within OUCS.

Richard Saxton who manages this section is looking after the software license contracts. Katrina Weir distributes the software to you via the Computing Sevices Shop. Diane Mitchell runs Media Services and supplies individuals with license registration keys.

We can all be contacted via email at software@oucs.ox.ac.uk . This address links to an RT queue so that your queries will be seen by all of us.

2. New Software Versions and Agreements

A full list of products and prices is available from the Shop Price List

Details of our software agreements can be viewed from the Software Agreements page

The Home page for Site Licensing can be viewed at Home Page

NEW VERSIONS

Endnote for PC Version 8

Exceed, Maestro and Maestro Server Version 10

Mapinfo Version 7.8

Maple Version 9.5

NEW AGREEMENTS

Adobe

A Contractual License Agreement has been signed with Adobe to allow for the continued distribution of Adobe Products via the Computing Services Shop

Opera

A Site License for Opera 7.51 has been taken out, this allows for the "nag" screen to be removed from the product

SPSS Text Analysis for Surveys

Version 1 of this product is available under the terms of the SPSS Agreement

3. Termination of Agreements

GENSTAT

This license agreement will cease on 31st July 2005, following the sale of Genstat by Nag Limited to VSN International we shall be unable to renew the license agreement on a cost effective basis. Prices for single user versions and maintained versions will be made available nearer the renewal time.

SAS

SAS is no longer available for use on the Macintosh under our site license.

XMetal

XMetal Author is no longer available under the Corel Licence for Learning, existing users of version 4 and previous versions can continue to use their existing copies which have now been granted a perpetual license status. A new version from Blast Radius Software version 4.5 is available from the Computing Services Shop

4. Mailing Lists

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 software-announce-subscribe@maillist.ox.ac.uk

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 software-discuss-subscribe@maillist.ox.ac.uk