I've got a major question...

Polytropon freebsd at edvax.de
Fri Jun 28 05:27:36 UTC 2019

On Thu, 27 Jun 2019 22:16:04 +0200, Ralf Mardorf via freebsd-questions wrote:
> Software to rent for artists could be a serious problem. I don't want
> the software for free as in beer. I want to buy (pay for it and then
> own) the software I want to use, since there are times when I have
> money and there are times all I've got to eat, are the wallpapers from
> my walls. To do some work, the software to do the work is
> needed. If an artist can't pay the rent for the software, the artist
> can't do the artwork to earn money.

And even if you buy a book, the book will stop working.
Repeat: The books will stop working.


The "always online & for rent" doesn't just add financial problems
as expressed above, but can also introduce new security pitfalls,
plus the "extra pay" you (as the user) provide by allowing the
vendor to harvest your usage behaviour and sell that to what I
often call their real clients: the advertising industry. And if
you don't pay, your data - the art _you_ created - is held hostage
until you pay. Or it is "accidentally" lost in which case, as per
the EULA, you don't have any rights for compensation.

And remember: The books will stop working. :-)

Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...

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