A Microsoft software licensing program for small to mid-sized businesses with 5 to 1000 PCs on their network. Microsoft Open License Program (MOLP) provides flexible volume licensing that reduces costs associated with purchasing, upgrading, and maintaining Microsoft software. MOLP is a two-year agreement that facilitates compliance with licensing and simplifies the tracking and management of licenses.
MOLP has three license pools based on product area:
License pools are managed separately. Points are assigned to each deployment of a product. The number of points you accumulate in each pool determines the discount you receive for licenses in that pool over the two-year program. More points mean greater discounts, and the bigger the initial licensing purchase, the bigger the discount over the two-year period. Generally, one point equals one license. For example, one deployment of Windows NT is 15 points, while one deployment of Office is 2 points.
License types include the following:
MOLP delivers client access licenses (CALs) through a secure Web site. This Web site also maintains the client’s database of licensing information.