It says nothing as to why
the businesses are so slow to upgrade (yet they always do). This ships them the upgrades automatically, simplifying the process.
[quote]MS is doing this to force their customers to upgrade quicker and more often than they normally would, in order to get more money from them.<hr></blockquote>
No one is forced to accept it. Were your IT dept. people held at gunpoint by M$ goons until they signed on the dotted line?
There is nothing there to assume that the old way is not still an option. And there are alternatives out there.
[quote]And by the way, my first two sentences are not contradictory at all.<hr></blockquote>
They most certainly were.
"It does not reduce costs."
"It only reduces them if you upgrade immediately after MS releases new software."
That's contradiction in its most base form.
You say it's not something, but then make a condition in which it is that thing you said it wasn't. You can never be a little pregnant.
You would do well to steer clear of absolutes.
[quote]Premise 1: MS's new licensing scheme would save you money if you normally upgrade every new release immediately every time.<hr></blockquote>
True. (I'll take it for granted that the extension of that last sentence is "...every time new software is released by Microsoft.")
[quote]Premise 2: Businesses don't upgrade every new release immediately every time.<hr></blockquote>
Note your use of the word "immediately". They do, all the same, be it from day 1 or be it 6 months later, they do.
OpenLicense6.0 makes it easier for the companies and for Microsoft because it simplifies the process. (and makes it cheaper)
Not everything Microsoft does is pure evil.
If you'd bother to read the actual license you'll get a clear idea of what it all translates to in the real world.
A handy URL:
[quote]Conclusion: Therefore MS's new licensing scheme does not save businesses money.<hr></blockquote>
So full of absolutes that make little sense.
If OpenLicense6 doesn't fit the needs of a specific company they can do something else.