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Nicholas Roland | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, Jan 20 2018 9:57 AM

Hello,

My wife and I share our Logos Library, which I understand is in line with Faithlife's policies. The Faithlife account is under my name, as I got a lot of it during seminary. Here's my question. My wife is starting a seminary program in the fall which includes a Logos package with a lot of resources we don't have. I'd love not to split our library in two. Is there a way when she sets that up to make sure it goes to the account we currently have? Or to merge the libraries once she receives it?

Thanks,

Nick

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Rich DeRuiter | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jan 20 2018 10:14 AM

Nicholas Roland:

My wife and I share our Logos Library, which I understand is in line with Faithlife's policies. The Faithlife account is under my name, as I got a lot of it during seminary. Here's my question. My wife is starting a seminary program in the fall which includes a Logos package with a lot of resources we don't have. I'd love not to split our library in two. Is there a way when she sets that up to make sure it goes to the account we currently have? Or to merge the libraries once she receives it?

Short answer is "No."

FL does allow spouses to share an account, unless both are using the software as a part of their jobs. The policy is for one person to have a license, but they make an exception for a spouse who is not making regular, full-time use of the software (I'm not sure that's their wording).

If I can find the policy statement, I'll refer you to it. (Chances are someone will beat me to it.)

I also believe that if she bought Logos with an academic discount, it would have to be in her name, unless you are also still a student (?).

On the other hand, it would seem 'fair' for both of you to use the same library, if we used the analogy of a real book library - as long as only one copy of any book was in use at the same time. My wife and I share many paper books we have at home. The problem is that Logos doesn't really have a "book lending" feature (probably a licensing issue), or any way of ensuring that a particular book is being used by only one person at a time, which brings us back to the standing policy. [sigh]

 Help links: WIKI;  Logos 6 FAQ. (Phil. 2:14, NIV)

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jan 20 2018 11:29 AM

Nicholas Roland:

My wife and I share our Logos Library, which I understand is in line with Faithlife's policies. The Faithlife account is under my name, as I got a lot of it during seminary. Here's my question. My wife is starting a seminary program in the fall which includes a Logos package with a lot of resources we don't have. I'd love not to split our library in two. Is there a way when she sets that up to make sure it goes to the account we currently have? Or to merge the libraries once she receives it?

On 16 Jul 2009, Bob Pritchett replied => https://community.logos.com/forums/p/341/3265.aspx#3265 that includes:

Bob Pritchett:

What about my spouse? What about my child?

 

Well, now it depends. Are you and your spouse "one user"? I know lots of people who have a single email address like JoeAndMary@somemail.com. They have one computer, one email address, one copy of Windows, (one car? one cell phone?) etc. To me, they're "one user." Same thing when little Joey uses the family computer.

 

But if we extend the license to "officially" allow family use, we get (actual) scenarios like: Joe and Mary are both ordained ministers who attend and preach at different churches on Sunday morning. Each has an office, their own computer, their own salary and budget, and even their own church secretary. This, to me, doesn't feel like "one user". This feels like two users.

 

We also get Pastor Joe who has a 22 year old son Joe, Jr. in seminary, or a 35 year old son who is a pastor across the country. We've had people tell us they don't need multiple licenses, because they're family members. But Pastor Joe and grown-up Joe, Jr. seem like two users to me.

End User License Agreement => EULA has been updated since 2009 that includes:

EULA Summary:

The short version is this: "The license goes with the user. Every user must purchase their own package. If you have a work machine and a laptop and they are both yours for your personal use, you may load it on both for your personal use - because the license goes with the user." Can you purchase one package and have two people use it? No. The license goes with the user. The license is a single user license.

 

All licenses are single human being licenses. We do not offer site-licenses, shared licenses, co-op licenses, library licenses or multi-user licenses. A church or company may be the purchaser and thus legal owner of the license grant, but may only allow one human being to be the beneficiary of this license grant.

+1 [sigh] along with dreaming about family "book lending" while Web Apps provide a way for one family member to read a resource in another family member's library, but does not fit with EULA human being licensing.

Rich DeRuiter:
On the other hand, it would seem 'fair' for both of you to use the same library, if we used the analogy of a real book library - as long as only one copy of any book was in use at the same time. My wife and I share many paper books we have at home. The problem is that Logos doesn't really have a "book lending" feature (probably a licensing issue), or any way of ensuring that a particular book is being used by only one person at a time, which brings us back to the standing policy. [sigh]

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Nicholas Roland | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 22 2018 2:49 PM

Thanks for the guidance and help. That clears up a lot. I don't remember if I had read the precise wording of the policy before.

Thanks!

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