Autodesk denies Jordan Engineers Association license agreement

Officials state Autodesk is not under any obligation to JEA for legal distribution of its software or applications.

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By  Vineetha Menon Published  August 10, 2008

Autodesk has officially denied signing a license agreement with the Jordan Engineering Association (JEA), in response to the organization's recent announcement of a collaboration.

Autodesk has worked with JEA in the past, in an effort to encourage the legal use of its products in the Jordanian construction market. Following a series of discussions in Amman and Dubai, no final agreement was reached by both parties that would see JEA members benefiting from distinctive pricing of Autodesk solutions.

"Autodesk has a strong and successful relationship with JEA that has developed over the years, and this had prompted us to invest a considerable effort into negotiating a unique deal with them," said Ahmad Al Jasim, regional manager, Autodesk Middle East. "The offer that Autodesk had made was devised with their best interests in mind, as it was an offer that had never been provided by Autodesk to any customer in any other part of the world."

A live agreement with Autodesk was recently announced by JEA and was subsequently refuted by Autodesk officials who reiterated that it's not under any obligations to JEA with regards to the legal distribution of its software and applications.

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