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Last post Fri, Mar 29 2019 by evan evans, 8 replies.
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Posted on Wed, Mar 27 2019 18:15
by evan evans
Joined on Tue, Jun 17 2003, Hollywood, CA, Posts 2058

Do you, or will you be, offering cloud based licensing? Or software-based licensing? Anything non-hardware non-USB?

Evan Evans
Film Scoring Academy
http://filmscoring.academy
Posted on Thu, Mar 28 2019 07:34
by Paul
Joined on Sat, Aug 03 2002, Vienna, Posts 12760

Hi Evan, 

We do not offer cloud-based licensing, and there are currently no plans to change that. 

Best, 
Paul

Paul Kopf
Product Manager - Vienna Symphonic Library
Posted on Thu, Mar 28 2019 09:29
by evan evans
Joined on Tue, Jun 17 2003, Hollywood, CA, Posts 2058

Originally Posted by: Paul Go to Quoted Post
Hi Evan, We do not offer cloud-based licensing, and there are currently no plans to change that. Best, Paul
Hey Paul, nice to hear from you. :) Ah, okay. Is there any workaround? What about Soft-e-Licensor from Steinberg? Over the next 5, 10, 20 years, computers will move into the cloud (like Stadia and Apple Arcade are doing this year). It won't be long before local machines will be like having your own giant computer from the 1950's in your garage, compared to what you could run in the cloud and use from your mobile phone. Do you see this change coming? Are you aware of this trend? Do you think like I do, that it is going to be the way things are done in the future? For example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2Epm8tWmT0


To say nothing about VR and VR DAWs.

Evan

Evan Evans
Film Scoring Academy
http://filmscoring.academy
Posted on Thu, Mar 28 2019 09:57
by Paul
Joined on Sat, Aug 03 2002, Vienna, Posts 12760

Hi Evan,

Definitely a trend, but for very different applications.

We will check out any new options we get from elicenser/Steinberg, but soft eLicenser is not the way to go for us. 

Best, 
Paul

Paul Kopf
Product Manager - Vienna Symphonic Library
Posted on Thu, Mar 28 2019 11:18
by PaoloT
Joined on Tue, Dec 27 2016, Posts 1039

However, a way to easily move the license between computers of the same owner would be really useful. The single-computer license is an issue both for VSL and Dorico. The eLicenser is very fragile, and USB ports are not meant for unlimited connection/disconnections.

Maybe a secondary license key, to be periodically checked via the web, would solve this issue. Keep the main key connected to the main workstation, then move the satellite key with your laptop.

Paolo

Posted on Fri, Mar 29 2019 00:58
by evan evans
Joined on Tue, Jun 17 2003, Hollywood, CA, Posts 2058

Originally Posted by: PaoloT Go to Quoted Post
Maybe a secondary license key, to be periodically checked via the web, would solve this issue.
iLok for example, allows you to create "cloud sessions" so you no longer need to have a physical USB dongle. You just launch whatever software and if anyone else is using that license somewhere else, you optionally sign them off and then you can run your software.

iLok is a much better solution in this regard (freedom from hardware).

Evan Evans
Film Scoring Academy
http://filmscoring.academy
Posted on Fri, Mar 29 2019 10:23
by PaoloT
Joined on Tue, Dec 27 2016, Posts 1039

Originally Posted by: evan evans Go to Quoted Post
iLok for example, allows you to create "cloud sessions" so you no longer need to have a physical USB dongle. You just launch whatever software and if anyone else is using that license somewhere else, you optionally sign them off and then you can run your software.

Not bad indeed!

Paolo

Posted on Fri, Mar 29 2019 19:35
by evan evans
Joined on Tue, Jun 17 2003, Hollywood, CA, Posts 2058

Originally Posted by: PaoloT Go to Quoted Post
Not bad indeed!

Paolo

Hardware is old-school and dying. A progressive software company like VSL realized that phillosophy years ago. VSL embodies that philosophy. Now they just need to be innovative in that sense across the board, including offering software/cloud-based licensing solutions. Full 100% software solutions are the future! 

Evan Evans
Film Scoring Academy
http://filmscoring.academy
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