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Software Life Cycle Management Standards by David Wright

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CHAPTER 8: ISO/IEC 19770-3 CONSIDERATIONS

Proposed ISO/IEC 19770-3 software entitlement ID tag functionality

ISO/IEC 19770-3 will provide a standard to specify the structure of software entitlement tags. Software entitlement ID tags are XML data structures that provide authoritative identifying information about software licensing rights. In ‘Candide’s ideal world’, the degree of an organisation’s software licence compliance configurations will be demonstrated when 19770-3 entitlement tags are reconciled with 19770-2 SWID tags.

If you detected some of Voltaire’s satirical edge in my statement above, you will not be surprised, given my earlier description of the fuzzy rules when interpreting the information delivered by SWID tags.

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