TmaxSoft is the first software vendor to gain verification from industry body
TmaxSoft’s Tibero RDBMS licensing model has become the first software program globally to be verified by the Campaign for Clear Licensing (CCL) for being clear and easy to understand.
The Tibero database management system supports large scale enterprise systems and was designed from its inception to facilitate efficient and flexible integration of data and business logic, as well as providing various database management utilities.
TmaxSoft has become the world’s first software vendor to attain verification from CCL, the industry body which was established specifically to bring transparency to the licensing market.
Carl Davies, Managing Director for TmaxSoft UK, commented: “This is an important confirmation for our business. We now claim rightly that our licenses are straightforward and easy to understand, which can only be to the benefit of the market where users are so often confused and misled by unprofessional selling tactics, and uncompetitive or even unrealistic licensing terms, “As part of this process we have also committed to the CCL’s Audit Code of Conduct V1.0 and will also follow the spirit of the Code with respect to auditing our customers,” added Carl.
Martin Thompson, Campaign for Clear Licensing, added: “Far too often we are seeing software publishers exploiting the ambiguity in their license models for commercial advantage, leaving end user customer dazed and confused. It has been our stated goal to work with the software industry to reduce the indirect costs of using commercial software by making licenses simple and easy to use. TmaxSoft - and specifically its Oracle-compatible database Tibero - is the first software publisher to sign up to our Audit Code of Conduct and gain license verification – a world first we are delighted to announce.”
Martin continued: “The price list itself is a single page and very easy to understand. The prices and products are clearly set out and there are no hidden extras that customers need to look out for.”
Database options are at no additional cost, there is full recognition of any virtualized environment and with support and maintenance organisations can gain access to upgrades and can download up to two previous versions of the software.
The End User License Agreement is only nine pages long.
Carl Davies concluded: “Gaining verification for our Licensing Model from the CCL is critical in our Go To Market strategy not only here in the UK but globally. We support all forms of virtualisation and so essentially customers’ only pay for what they use. This clearly positions Tibero as an easier to manage alternative to Oracle, a more cost effective alternative to Oracle, with an easier to understand licensing model than Oracle and will adhere to the code of conduct as derived by the CCL for audits Just how refreshing is that for the end user!”
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About the Campaign for Clear Licensing
The Campaign for Clear Licensing is an independent, not-for-profit organisation campaigning for clear licensing, manageable license programs and the rights of business software buyers. The Campaign for Clear Licensing will on behalf of its members work with software publishers and the reseller community to reduce the indirect costs of using commercial software by improving the clarity and usability of software license terms and conditions.
TmaxSoft was founded in 1997 and, with its domestically developed enterprise software solutions, now competes with the global software powerhouses that used to dominate the Korean software market.
Since 2003, TmaxSoft has been the market leader in the Korean WAS (web application server) market surpassing global software companies such as IBM and Oracle. With the successful introduction of multiple solutions such as JEUS (a web application server), TIBERO RDBMS (a database management solution), ProFrame (an application framework), and OpenFrame (a mainframe re-hosting solution), TmaxSoft has grown to be the only Korean supplier of total enterprise solutions. Based on the high level of technical expertise acquired through 17 years of continuous R&D activity and combined with our distinctive customer-oriented technical support, TmaxSoft purposefully strives to become a global software force, using its innovation-driven technology.
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