IT Services

Software News - Trinity 2005


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 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.

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

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

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 and Agreements


Adobe Acrobat version 7

Adobe Indesign version CS2 4

Adobe Photoshop version CS2 9

Adobe GoLive version CS2 8

SPSS Version 13

Endnote 8.0.2

3. Termination of Agreements

Nag Compilers and Libraries

This license agreement comes to the end of its current 5-year term on 31st July 2005. It was originally taken out to support the use of Nag libraries and compliers on mainframe systems at OUCS, who also funded a support programmer. Use of the license was extended to individual departments and colleges at no additional cost. A usage survey was carried out in February 2005 with all registered IT support staff and current Nag flexlm licence holders invited to comment.

Three departments noted a requirement for the continued use of certain Nag libraries, this number was not sufficient to gain cost savings by the departments sharing a site licence.

One department has taken out a four library departmental licence to date.

Details of the new 3 and 5 year contracts can be viewed on the Eduserv chest web site:


This license agreement will cease on 31st July 2005, following the sale of Genstat by Nag Limited to VSN International.


The free license for Mindgenius obtained from the Eduserv grants programme for assistive technology expires on 31st July 2005, departments registered as using this product have been contacted regarding costs for continued usage. Details for renewing your licence for this product and alternatives are being investigated.

4. Further Information

Virtual PC for Mac

Microsoft Office Professional 2004 for Mac includes a copy of Virtual PC for Mac, a number of potential Isidore users, the student records system, have requested this product.

Please be aware that this edition of Virtual PC for Mac does not include a licence for the use of a Windows Operating System, the University is only licensed to supply operating system upgrades. The Isidore help desk has been provided with purchasing information for the required licence.


Details of purchasing Stata under their "Gradplan" scheme are available at: Stata Gradplan


Management of Matlab concurrent licenses has recently been transferred to OUCS from Engineering details are available at: Matlab Details