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Duncan Campbell | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, Apr 2 2012 12:22 AM

Hi,

As I understand it from other threads I have read, the Logos license allows my wife and I both to use my Logos library, perhaps me on the desktop and my wife on a laptop.

Now, I am considering upgrading my Ipad 1 to an ipad 3, and giving my Ipad 1 to my wife, as evidenced by my other thread. My question is, under the Logos licence, would my wife and I both be able to access the Logos library  on our Ipads at the same time. For example,, if I was away at a conference using a bible on my ipad 3, can my wife also access resources to read on the ipad 1 during her lunchbreak? If so, Can the same resource be opened by both of us, and are there any implications for use of notes and highlingting?

I appreciate any advice.

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Duncan

 

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Matthew C Jones | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Apr 2 2012 12:51 AM

Duncan Campbell:
For example,, if I was away at a conference using a bible on my ipad 3, can my wife also access resources to read on the ipad 1 during her lunchbreak? If so, Can the same resource be opened by both of us, and are there any implications for use of notes and highlingting?

Hi Duncan,

Unless your wife happens to be a Bible College Professor or a Pastor of different church than you, Bob Pritchett (Logos CEO, Owner & Founder) views you both as one person for software usage purposes. This very generous interpretation means you both can use iPads or other devices simultaneously. She can be reading the same resources as you or she can be doing a completely different study. The main thing you both need to be aware of is any notes you make or changes saved to a "workplace" will be applied to the whole user account across all devices. I think there are several workarounds created by users on how you both may save notes and identify whose note it is. I can not refer you to them. My wife has a separate Logos license from mine so I don't have to worry about note-mixing. (I also don't have to worry about her seeing my purchase history. Surprise Zip it! Whisper Indifferent Confused Confused Huh? Hmm Coffee )

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Ward Walker | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Apr 2 2012 5:02 PM

I suspect that as Logos rolls out the "social" integration / new product lines, husband/wife combos who share a single Logos account will find their experience somewhat less than they might want.  

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Matthew C Jones | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Apr 2 2012 5:42 PM

Ward Walker:
I suspect that as Logos rolls out the "social" integration / new product lines, husband/wife combos who share a single Logos account will find their experience somewhat less than they might want.
 Very good point, Ward. That may be worth the price of a cheaper base package. 

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Apr 2 2012 5:45 PM

Super Tramp:

Ward Walker:
I suspect that as Logos rolls out the "social" integration / new product lines, husband/wife combos who share a single Logos account will find their experience somewhat less than they might want.
 Very good point, Ward. That may be worth the price of a cheaper base package. 

Or, as I hope, each can have two apps installed on their devices like now… Perhaps they would each have a "his & hers" Faithlife account, but a joint Logos one.

 

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Smithereens | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Apr 2 2012 6:15 PM

Super Tramp:
Unless your wife happens to be a Bible College Professor or a Pastor of different church than you, Bob Pritchett (Logos CEO, Owner & Founder) views you both as one person for software usage purposes. This very generous interpretation means you both can use iPads or other devices simultaneously. She can be reading the same resources as you or she can be doing a completely different study. The main thing you both need to be aware of is any notes you make or changes saved to a "workplace" will be applied to the whole user account across all devices. I think there are several workarounds created by users on how you both may save notes and identify whose note it is. I can not refer you to them. My wife has a separate Logos license from mine so I don't have to worry about note-mixing. (I also don't have to worry about her seeing my purchase history.

 

I know what thread/statement you're referring to, but I think your interpretation is concurrently too strict and too loose...to strictly literally, which allows for too much liberality in interpretation.

I don't intend to police anybody or anything by pointing out what Bob said on this topic: it's a single-user license. Think of your print books (if you have any Smile) as being for a single user....I have a bunch on my shelf, and if my wife wants to read one, no worries. Clearly she doesn't need to ask or anything...but at the same time, we can't both read different parts of the same book at the same time, can we?

A husband and wife who have the same reading interests and share books with one another can still seem like a single user. But a husband and wife who are both studying the same topics in depth using the same books doesn't really seem like a single user. That's what Bob's example of a husband and wife both being professors or pastors was intended to illustrate: clearly this husband and wife are not a single user.

Think of it like this: does your wife use any of the resources enough that if she were on her own she would have reason to buy her own copy of those particular resources? Then you probably don't together equal a single user.

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Matthew C Jones | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Apr 2 2012 6:50 PM

smithereens:
I know what thread/statement you're referring to, but I think your interpretation is concurrently too strict and too loose...to strictly literally, which allows for too much liberality in interpretation.
WoW! I have achieved the skill of a US Supreme Court Justice in that I can split hairs and say nothing of consequence. Big Smile

Bob Pritchett referred to the licensing issue more than once and the example of Professor or ordained Minister of a separate congregation were Bob's words. I will not belabour the issue further because I do not want to become a stumbling block to others of "weaker conscience" (Paul's words, not mine) The issue is moot in my household because I upgraded my wife's license to Scholar at Christmas and she is very content with the content.Wink 

I understand Bob Pritchett's postings completely and will not ask him to re-visit a subject he says he hates discussing. Once upon a time I was faced with the decision of whether or not to eat Mandarin Oranges that had been offered to idols. (I was a missionary kid in Japan in the 1970's.) I won't argue the pros or cons of that decision either.  

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Smithereens | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Apr 2 2012 7:25 PM

Super Tramp:

WoW! I have achieved the skill of a US Supreme Court Justice in that I can split hairs and say nothing of consequence. Big Smile

 

Bob Pritchett referred to the licensing issue more than once and the example of Professor or ordained Minister of a separate congregation were Bob's words. I will not belabour the issue further because I do not want to become a stumbling block to others of "weaker conscience" (Paul's words, not mine) The issue is moot in my household because I upgraded my wife's license to Scholar at Christmas and she is very content with the content.Wink 

I understand Bob Pritchett's postings completely and will not ask him to re-visit a subject he says he hates discussing. Once upon a time I was faced with the decision of whether or not to eat Mandarin Oranges that had been offered to idols. (I was a missionary kid in Japan in the 1970's.) I won't argue the pros or cons of that decision either.  

 

Big Smile Great post...appreciated all around. 

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