The Feature Exchange Progress

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Tue Sep 22 19:02:43 EDT 2015

I don't understand it. Earlier, LiveCode Ltd was encouraging me to lock in my
Indy License at a special low price that would last forever.

In other words LiveCode Ltd was actively encouraging me to reduce their annual
revenue from me by around $200 USD. Not just for now, but forever!

It was said, "the Indy license is no longer sustainable at its current price."
But LiveCode Ltd decides to offer that unsustainable price to all the Indy
users. With the added bonus of a further generous discount. The $499 for the two
year License meant that accepting the offer would give, on top of the lock in,
almost another $50 discount for each of the first two years.

Even after the offer expired, I received an email giving me one last chance.
That's how much LiveCode Ltd wanted to reduce it's future revenue.

Now with the Feature Exchange I am hearing, "We'd love to make all of these
features focal points but we cannot do so without the funding."

So LiveCode Ltd is asking for more money because without it they can't fund
future developments, some of which are arguably essential features.

It seem like the approach this year has been:

June: "Oh no, we are running short of cash, lets lock in a large group of
customers at an unsustainable low price right now to get some money. It doesn't
matter that over the next 10 years we are denying ourselves revenue of $2000 USD
per Indy License. We will worry about that later."

September: "Oh no, OS X is more and more going exclusively 64 bit and properly
supporting it essential. And let's not forget how hard it is to properly support
mobile development without remote debugging, but we don't have the money to fund
those features because of what we did in June."

I apologise, if I am sounding harsh with the attempted humour tinged with
sarcasm. But it all sounds like a funny way to approach development, and in ways
beyond what I can express here, it is frustrating and annoying.
Scott McDonald
"Components, Controls, Tools and Resources for LiveCode"

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