New Pricing

Richmond richmondmathewson at
Tue Aug 21 15:42:17 EDT 2012

On 08/21/2012 10:30 PM, Mark Wieder wrote:
> Richard-
> Tuesday, August 21, 2012, 11:05:05 AM, you wrote:
>> It's even worse than you describe, though what you describe is already
>> taken care of:
> It's even worse than *you* describe. While a pay-as-you-go
> subscription model may work for some sofware-as-a-service platforms,
> it most definitely does *not* work for development apps. I would never
> as a hobbyist, as a professional developer, or as a company, invest in
> a development platform that:
> a) needed to connect to a license validation server over an internet
> connection in order to start up
> b) ceased working if I stopped subscribing to updates
> c) ceased working if something happened to the issuing company
> d) required me to be online to get any work done
> e) required a licensing server to be online and its database
> accessible and up-to-date in order to function
> It seems that the new pricing structure is designed for three things:
> 1. to punish developers who don't keep updating every year regular as
> clockwork
> 2. to remove the single-platform products
> 3. to provide entry barriers to developers new to the platform
> It's been four days now since Kevin promised to make this "clearer".

Hari-Kiri might be less messy.

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