1. Software Licensing at OUCS

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

Please direct queries relating to licensing issues via email to software@oucs.ox.ac.uk and sales issues to shop@oucs.ox.ac.uk 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.

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

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 Licensing Home Page

2. New Software Versions

Adobe Creative Suite Premium CS2


Macromedia Dreamweaver 8

Endnote for PC 9.0

Filemaker Pro 8

Macromedia Fireworks 8

Macromedia Flash Basic and Professional 8

Mapinfo 8.0

Maple 10

Norton Systemworks for PC 2006

Scientific Word 5.5

SPSS Text Analysis for Surveys 1.5

SPSS 11.0.4 for Mac (supporting OSX 10.4)

Macromedia Studio 8

3. Termination of Agreements

Lift for Dreamweaver

The free license was available under the Eduserv grants programme for assistive technology. Existing copies are available for perpetual use.


The free license for Mindgenius obtained from the Eduserv grants programme for assistive technology expired on 31st July 2005. We have now purchased a licence which allows us to continue to use and distribute version 1.51 of this software.


The rental agreement for copycatch which had been extended to members of the University from the LTG group within OUCS has not been renewed. Please ensure that all copies of this software are removed.

4. Further Information

SAS Assist

SAS is currently distributed as the "Academic Analysis Suite" . This does not include the add-on product SAS/Assist, which is a task-oriented visual interface to the SAS System. SAS regard the Enterprise Guide, a guided analysis and model development, which is currently distributed as a replacement product.

It is however still possible to licence SAS/Assist at an annual rental cost of £822.50. If any departments or colleges would like to share this fee please email software@oucs.ox.ac.uk