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Licensing and registration tools?

I am working for a small startup and we are about to launch our first commercial product. We have been trying to decide if we should write our own code or buy code for managing license keys, creating "timed trials", submitting registration information, etc. Is there the equivalent of "InstallSheild" for registration and licensing? Any good or bad experiences?

Also, does anyone have opinions on different licensing policies (e.g. having license keys only work for a single install on a single machine).

Thanks for your thoughts and advice.

Chris Stolte
Wednesday, November 19, 2003

Unless you want to become an expert in copy protection, licensing, registration, etc., your best option might be to work with a service provider.  Check out these guys...

Wednesday, November 19, 2003

I've written a couple of little registration managers.  If you'd like some help contact me via private mail and I'll see if I can help.

Clay Dowling
Wednesday, November 19, 2003

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