LiveCode for the Hobbyists

Dirk prive dirk.cleenwerck at gmail.com
Sat Feb 27 05:46:00 EST 2016


Hi again,

I just re-read everything I received so far and have come to the conclusion
that some things could have been communicated better by the company.

*From their mail on feb 18th.*
29 More Reasons to Celebrate 8
We are committed to delivering a quality core product that offers great
value to our paying license holders. LiveCode 8 is the future for our
platform with the new widget architecture, a brand new scripting language
and HTML5 deployment. By January 2017 the price of LiveCode Indy will rise
to $999, incrementally over the course of the next year.  Read about
LiveCode 8 and your opportunity to subscribe at today's price and lock in
tomorrows increased value *here >*
<http://livecode.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=8404b344b09103bf489dd8a9a&id=ad89248317&e=7c00ad2966>

*then the mail on feb 24th.*
[Release] LiveCode 8 dp 15 Now Available


The subscription price will rise from $499 to $599 in March and to $999 by
January 2017, if you subscribe now you will keep your price at $499
<http://livecode.us7.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=8404b344b09103bf489dd8a9a&id=d68e2caa54&e=7c00ad2966>
 and take advantage of all the future enhancements to come.
We are committed to delivering a high quality core product providing a top
coding experience for our open source users and great value to our paying
license holders.LiveCode 8 is the future, with the new widget architecture,
a brand new scripting language and HTML5 deployment. To reflect the added
value of LiveCode 8, by January 2017 the price of LiveCode Indy will rise
to $999, incrementally over the course of the next year. Read about LiveCode
 8 and your opportunity to subscribe at today’s price, locking in
tomorrow's increased value, here.
<http://livecode.us7.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=8404b344b09103bf489dd8a9a&id=23022f02c6&e=7c00ad2966>

To me it looked like I needed to subscribe now (as in take action) for 499$
to keep my price.
I guess I didn't understand all the English involved here correctly.
(sorry, English is only my third language).
I didn't understand that this didn't mean me, since I already have a
subscription.
Also the last line of the block at the bottom was critical: "Read about
LiveCode 8 and your opportunity to subscribe at today's price, locking in
tomorrow's increased value, *here*"

When I actually clicked that link and go to the bottom of the page under
FAQ:
*I have an existing LiveCode Indy subscription at a different price – will
that price be maintained? *Yes, as long as you keep your subscription
current you can continue to renew at the price you originally paid for it.
If your subscription lapses and you are ready to repurchase, you will need
to pay whatever price is current on our website to renew.

Therefore since I have an existing subscription, I just need to make sure I
keep it current and I should be fine.

So for people in the same boat as me, keep your license current and enjoy
using LiveCode at your current price.

Sorry for the noise.
Dirk Cleenwerck

PS: I still think there should be something in between community edition
and Indy for the hobby programmers, but that is a decision the company
should make. I think there is a market there, but it's up to them to decide
if they want to server that market or not. If my discussion did anything,
it was show that there are other hobby programmers out there that feel the
same way.


On Sat, Feb 27, 2016 at 9:35 AM, Curry Kenworthy <curry at pair.com> wrote:

>
> Then again there's no free lunch, as the rising paid prices demonstrate.
> That's a bit of software socialism in action, and the resulting new pricing
> widens the gap for the paid features. Now we're not just talking about
> hobbyists. The overall value of the LiveCode package also increases with
> new inclusions, no argument there, but doubling the fee for mandatory
> inclusions won't be a trivial change for some Indy coders.
> http://lists.runrev.com/mailman/listinfo/use-livecode
>



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