Campaign group the Coalition for Fair Software Licensing (CFSL) has launched in the US to tackle the “restrictive terms” and anticompetitive business practices that “lock-in” customers and “impedes” a move to the cloud.
The group is spearheaded by Ryan Triplette, executive director, who started consultancy Canary Global Strategic in 2017 and was formerly a director of government relations at Intel. Members of the Coalition operate in multiple sectors including financial services, healthcare and technology.
“Cloud customers around the world have long been subjected to repeated financial harm as a result of legacy providers’ restrictive software licensing practices,” she says in a statement.
“After hundreds of conversations with affected customers, the Coalition for Fair Software Licensing is proud to endorse the Principles of Fair Software Licensing. These principles represent the solution that will end abusive licensing tactics in the cloud and ensure the continued growth, adoption, and diversification of cloud services,” Triplette adds.
Source: The Register