February 27, 2008 | Vol 3, Num 9
W&D Weekly, Delivering the Fenestration Industry to Your Desktop

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Side-Hinged Door Proposal Going Back
to Drawing Board
The industry may get another shot at developing a compromise for the proposal currently on the table at the ICC hearings... read more

DOE Delays Release of Proposed
Energy Star Criteria
The U.S. DOE announced it would delay release of its proposed criteria changes for the Energy Star Windows, Doors and Skylight program... read more

Andersen Builds New Steam Plant
to Power Operations
A new steam generating facility gives the company the ability to use virtually all renewable energy to help power manufacturing operations, the company reports... read more

Dealerís Lawsuit Questions Label Accuracy
The Muhler Co. Inc., a window dealer in N. Charleston, S.C., is suing Silver Line Building Products for allegedly mislabeling windows... read more

The Outside View...

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The Talk...

My company's approach to software management is...
...non-existent - we have no system to ensure licensing compliance.
...weak - we try, but we may have some computers with unlicensed software.
...strong - ensuring our software is "legal" is a priority to us.

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Christina Lewellen,
senior editor of Window & Door

A news story last week reported that TruStile Doors will pay more than $90,000 to settle claims that the Denver-based manufacturer had unlicensed Microsoft and Symantec software on corporate computers. The company is now in compliance and has developed a software license management program to make sure that there are no recurring problems.

While TruStile suffered the unfortunate headline, I can’t imagine that all other industry companies are perfect angels when it comes to licensing. I’m not implying that companies are actively seeking unlicensed products—but do you know for sure that every last bit of software on every single company computer is registered and paid for?
I’d like to hear about your challenges with software—and, trust me, your responses will be anonymous. Click here to send me an email.

RESULTS AND COMMENTS FROM LAST WEEK'S POLL—"Beyond offering energy efficient products, what's your company doing to appeal to the green building movement?": While various “green initiatives” were a common theme at IBS, not all window and door companies are jumping on the bandwagon. Click here to find out and view the results of last week’s poll.
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