CompTIA®A+ Core 2 Exam Notes : Processes for addressing prohibited content/activity, and privacy, licensing, and policy concepts

5. Operational Procedure

5.3 Processes for addressing prohibited content/activity, and privacy, licensing, and policy concepts

Incident Response: In some cases violations may be innocent transgressions attributed the employee's misinterpretation of the rules and in others, they may be flagrant violations with legal implications. In either case, regardless of how you become aware of the violation, it is important that you adhere to the policies that relate to your handling of the situation. You may be tempted to err on the side of leniency in some matters. This is NOT your decision to make. In the worst case, failure to report incidents could make you an accomplice. Every company has slight terminology variations as to what is and is not acceptable use. The fundamental principles will be the same. For example, every company will have an Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) that is part of the employment agreement and is also freely available for employee review. Read it completely and follow it to the letter.

Open source vs. commercial license: Software can be generally classified two ways. Open source (freeware) where the source code is freely available and can be modified by subsequent developers providing that any derivative works remain freely available and there are no fees for its use. This software is developed by and for a community that values the betterment of the product over financial reward.

Types of Licenses

1. Personal License

2. Enterprise licenses

1. Personal License:Licenses are purchased by the company and can be used by any single person within this organization. A Personal license is an option for private individuals who purchase a license with their own funds, and solely for their own use. Personal licenses are not to be purchased, refunded or in any way financed by companies.

2. Enterprise licenses: Enterprise License means a non-exclusive, non-transferable license to install and operate the Software Products, on any applicable media, without quantity or limitation.

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