Ah yes. That license signed by someone years ago that noone's read.
Company changes - as they do - merger/grows/whatever.
That real good deal on 10 seats suddenly needs to be redone for 50, 100, different countries.
What do you mean you only do a minimum of 50 seats per site?
Ive 10 sites now, with only 10 people in.
My licenign has gone from ~5k/y to 200k!!!!!
Sometmes, you are bit by the price going up.
I had to ship a produce based on W2k + MS DB.
At the initial time, I ummed + ahhed - COuld we use Linux and this new fangled MySQL - its not aving to do a lot really.
Oh no, <x> knows MS and the MS cost per unit will only be ~300/unit.
This was the right decision back then.
Fast forward 10 years, W2K (100/uni) replaces by WS2008R (800/unit)
MS whatever (200/unit) replace by update @ 1000/core - but its a 16 core machine!
The MS unit licensing cost went from ~300 -> 5K