Re: APCC v1.9 and one-year renewal subscriptions #APCC
Thank you. W Hilmo will obviously need to speak for themself, but to me this takes all the sting out of “subscription” models.
It’s more like an (optional) recurring maintenance fee that allows you perpetual rights to the upgrades that come out in that time frame.
Personally I find nothing objectionable to that model. Free is better, but free is unsustainable. I certainly want you sustained.
Thanks for clarifying.
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Subject: Re: [ap-gto] APCC v1.9 and one-year renewal subscriptions #APCC
Using your example below, at the end of the year, lacking renewal, all 1.9 features will continue to work forever. If 1.10 comes out after your 1-year boundary (which is different for each person), those features will not be activated without renewal.
Bug fixes and minor updates are available to everyone, all the time.
Thanks for asking!
Re W Hilmo’s comments and subscriptions:
For clarity, can I ask about an example? I read the FAQ and still unsure.
Example (and maybe my terms are wrong): One buys a 1 year subscription to include V1.9 features.
At the end of the year, lacking renewal, do the 1.9 features stop working?
Or lacking renewal, you just don’t get 1.10 features if it comes out after the year boundary.
To me it’s a subscription only if 1.9 features stop working. Otherwise it is sort of a prepaid support/upgrade agreement.
The flavor of the words in the FAQ imply it is the latter, which is not the kind of subscription model most people object to, where things just stop working.