Almost £ 55 million for 5800 users that access SAP indirectly – that is what Diageo could owe SAP UK after the decision of the High Court of England and Wales (comment here). This story made it into the news around the world and will be talked about for a while. It will also have caused sleepless nights for SAP customers that are in a similar situation. Obviously SAP won the case because Diageo signed these conditions and maybe Diageo could have managed the risk better and avoided the cost - see our Software License Optimization blog for more detail on that. However, there is also a lot software producers can learn from examples like this.