@Gary-Collier said in License Fee:
installation of unpaid and unlicensed software is prohibited.
Who (allegedly) prohibits it? If it is an entity within your company, perhaps a more fruitful avenue would be to ask them to clarify their position on Free and Open Source Software, as the policy you were taught appears ambiguous. If the intent is to claim that it is prohibited by law, then the training material should be clarified, as it can be misunderstood to encompass Free and Open Source Software (installation of which is most certainly not prohibited by law).
Note that not all free software is Free and Open Source Software. Some products are free for personal use but require a license when used in business, government, etc. The trainers might have intended to indicate that it is your responsibility to be sure any software you install does not require a license to be used in the applicable context, even if it would be free for your personal use. Clarification would still be in order.