OASIS is licensed, not owned, and is copyright protected by Ingen Software, Inc. Royalties are paid by Ingen Software to other companies on your behalf to comprise an end user system.
The core reason to count licenses is due to cost. Ingen Software pays other companies royalties based on software licenses. Contractually, Ingen Software is required to control and manage software licenses for our vendors or we could be sued for copyright infringement with rather stiff penalties (http://www.copyright.gov/title17/92chap5.html). There really isn’t a good way to count software licenses and is a problem all software companies struggle with. In short, the motivation to comply is both financial and legal/criminal.
For information on user licensing with Ingen Software, click here.
The License Viewer
1. Navigate to the Configuration page.
2. Select "Software" from the drop-down list.
3. Locate the "Global Preferences" area.
4. Select "Licenses."
5. The "License Viewer" window will appear.
The Installed Tab
This tab displays all installed licenses for the company and selected database. The license number, user name, value, start and end times, and validity of the license are all tracked.
It is important to note the license named "Standard User." This a rotating user license that allows ten users to login during a 14 day period. Track the number of logins available, using the "Value" column.
The Sessions Tab
This tab is used to track current OASIS activity. Information is divided into the "Connect Now" tab and the "Standard in Use" tab.
Users may select the "Connected Now" tab to view all users who are currently logged in, as well as where they are logging in from, as well as the date and time of the login.
Users may select the "Standard in Use" tab shows the consumed standard licenses, the users consuming the licenses, and the time the license was last consumed. 14 days after the the date the license was last consumed, the license will be freed for another user.
Note: each distinct PC login is shown on this tab. If the same user name appears on multiple machines, they do not consume an additional license. It merely shows that those login credentials have been used on multiple machines. This can help users identify when someone's credentials are being used improperly.