Term of the Moment

Instant Tethering

Look Up Another Term

Definition: software license

The authorization to use software. Most software is licensed rather than sold, which means purchasers are never the actual owners of the software, although they may be able to use it without any time limit. Software licensing is a curious phenomenon of the software industry that has been the norm for decades and never challenged by the user community. See concurrent use license, per seat license and EULA.