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-----Original Message-----
From: ale-bounces at ale.org [mailto:ale-bounces at ale.org] On Behalf Of Jonathan
Sent: Thursday, January 22, 2004 1:55 PM
To: Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts
Subject: Re: [ale] MS Licensing

On Thu, 2004-01-22 at 13:50, Matthew Brown wrote:
> What is your understanding of this question...
> If I am on Microsoft's Software Assurance program, but allow this to 
> lapse, am I still licensed to continue using the then-existant product 
> version moving forward?  ...or does the license expire along with the 
> Software Assurance?
> Best Regards,

If you were running Windows 98, and Office 97 before you signed up for SA,
and you allow SA to lapse, then once it has lapsed, you HAVE to revert back
to your original perpetually-licensed software.  If you've upgraded to
Windows XP and Office 2003, you have to downgrade back to 98 and Office 97.
You can only use software under the SA agreement as long as you keep the
fees paid.

Jonathan Glass
Systems Support Specialist II
Institute for Bioengineering & Bioscience Georgia Institute of Technology
Email: jonathan.glass at ibb.gatech.edu
Office: 404-385-0127
Fax: 404-894-2291

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