Transferring app ownership within organization
We have had an employee leave our organization, and we retained his iPad 2--which was purchased by the org, along with all of the apps. The new iPad owner would like to keep several of the apps (Pages, Numbers, Keynote, etc.) but they are obviously linked to the former employee's Apple ID.
It seems ethical to me that we would be allowed to do this: the iPad and apps have always been the property of the org; the credit card used to purchase the apps was a company card. However, everything I've seen tells me it's just not going to be technically possible because there is no way to separate the permanent link between the app and the original purchaser's Apple ID. True? False?
Worst-case scenario is that we repurchase the apps, which is really not that big of a deal. I just want to confirm that there is no way of linking the app to the new owner (without a convoluted authorize/deauthorize process that we have no interest in maintaining.)
Thanks in advance (and sorry in advance if I'm asking a previously answered question)!