Thanks for the reply. That was how I read all of the Microsoft doc, but our "software police" seem to insist that a SQL license/install accompany BIDS or SSIS on any machine, which makes no sense to me.
I can attach to whatever servers I need to, develop the packages on SSMS on my workstation, and then install/store them on the actual server where they need to live, as I see it. And it sounds like that's what you're saying too.
OK, many thanks. This is all pretty new to me, compared to stored procedures. Just haven't had the need to get too heavily into it before.