Licensing introduces another point of failure into security

by Andy Oram

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Licensing is about the only way a proprietary software vendor can sell its product to large companies. Unfortunately, licensing systems can fail. If your corporate security depends on licensing, you have another reason for security to fail. Does this mean that proprietary software and security don't mix? (A lot of people don't believe software is secure unless the code has been publicly audited anyway.)