This IDC study presents IDC's software pricing and licensing taxonomy, which represents a fundamental view of the way software is created, priced, sold, and supported. This document includes:
- General licensing definitions
- A description of the software productization framework
- The multiple dimensions of software pricing and licensing
All areas are described at an aggregate level and will be updated in studies to be released later this year.
"The purpose of the software pricing and licensing taxonomy is to help create a common, detailed framework from which to build strategy and to provide a road map to help readers better understand and use IDC research," said Amy Konary, research vice president for Software Pricing, Licensing, and Delivery at IDC.