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licensing - how to use java

veena sasikumar
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Joined: Nov 27, 2006
Posts: 29
Dear all,

I would like to develop a licensing software for providing three types of licenses, demo, trial and customer. Could anybody give an idea of how to start with. I have developed the product(internet cafe software) using VB as well as java. Can I use java for implementing licensing in both the cases.

Thanks in advance,

regards
veena
veena sasikumar
Greenhorn

Joined: Nov 27, 2006
Posts: 29
Hi,

I posted this question after doing some search in the API. In my knowledge, I feel there are no classes available for the same. Could anybody give some input to this topic.

thanks and regards

veena
Stan James
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Joined: Jan 29, 2003
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THIS THREAD touches on some of the challenges in doing bullet-proof license enforcement. If you want to invest some effort to stop relatively honest people from cheating, I think you're on your own to build a scheme. Google for "java installer" and see if any of them have licensing features.


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