In a message dated 8/6/2003 2:16:03 PM Eastern Daylight Time, "Jones, Virginia" <[log in to unmask]> writes:
><IT has proposed a retention period of "date when software no longer exists
>in any medium at TRS location" plus 5 years.>
>In my opinion, this wording sounds sensible based on your scenario.
I agree. You never know when you will need it. I know of a situation in which the software license was needed and it couldn't be found. This particular SW version was one no longer in use ie an older version. With a valid license the vendor was willing to provide a new key, no license no key. The company concerned luckily was able to obtain a valid license via the internet after searching eBay, etc.
AFAIK (or would that be IIRC) SW licenses are not voluminous and could be easily maintained for whatever length of time.
Peter A. Kurilecz CRM, CA
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