Over the last years, the use of a standard software activation/license platform went up and down. I`m talking about the use of USB dongles like Synchrosoft, Pace iLOK but also of online gaming platforms like Steam.
A couple of years ago there seemed to be an agreement that each branch worked together on a single platform. Nowadays more and more companies are reinvinting the wheel. And for some (unknown) rule, each of these new platforms have their weaknesses.