I’m a composer, and on most of my compositions at some point I end up curled up on my couch with my MacBook Pro for hours (sometimes well into the night). This holds especially true when I’m preparing scores for a scoring session. Sibelius’ dongle-less activation works very well with the style and comfort of my life, and it would be great if Dorico could do the same. Having a dongle poking out of the side of my laptop makes it difficult to move, get comfortable, and there’s always a fear that I’m going to break the dongle off if I shift my body. It would be a small burden, but one that would be amplified by thousands of hours over time. Many activation options exist nowadays, such as a challenge/response, or cloud-based licensing. This would be vastly preferable to having a dongle poking out of the machine.
Thanks for the consideration!