Add to third party maintenance, SaaS, open source – another disruption to the traditional enterprise software market – shelfware reduction in the form of sale of unused licenses as Ray Wang at Forrester points out.
As Ray points out “This post provides an alternative that must be vetted by proper legal professionals. “ Indeed, don’t expect software vendors to give up without a significant fight. Even if they don’t let you resell licenses, if you can get them to not charge maintenance on your shelfware that would be a huge victory for most organizations. Parking should not only be for cars.