In software licensing, License Pool is a concept relevant to floating licensing or concurrent licensing, where a certain number of licenses are made available in a pool of licenses, from which end-users can check out licenses until the license pool is empty.
When a user runs a software application, a license is requested from the license pool. If a license is available, the license is removed from the license pool and the application will be allowed to run.
If there are no licenses available in the license pool, the application cannot be accessed. Only when another user exits the application (or a license expires), a license is returned to the license pool and becomes available to other users.
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