I've got a major question...

Matthias Apitz guru at unixarea.de
Fri Jun 28 12:37:26 UTC 2019

Please move this off list. Thanks

Von meinem iPhone gesendet

> Am 28.06.2019 um 13:29 schrieb Ralf Mardorf via freebsd-questions <freebsd-questions at freebsd.org>:
>> On Fri, 28 Jun 2019 06:42:43 -0400, Jerry wrote:
>> Both Adobe’s and Microsoft’s new business model of leasing software has
>> proven successful.
> Among Artists on iOS the licensing model is unaccepted and there are a
> lot of very good, inexpensive apps available users don't need to rent.
> With the new iPadPro it's already possible to replace a lot of apps that
> required a desktop PC or a laptop a while back. I only need to do a
> minority of my artwork on a desktop PC and what I still need to do on
> the desktop PC, could be done with free as in beer FLOSS. It might not
> work for everybody, some people still might need proprietary software
> on a desktop PC, but probably they could use old software to do this.
> By the way everybody accepts that software bought 25 years ago
> can't be used today. It's also accepted that from time to time an
> update needs to be bought, as long as it doesn't become a hidden rent
> model. Instead of rent out the software, vendors could sell new
> plugins, to get money for new work, instead of selling something again
> and again without really providing something. A vendor is free to offer
> special licensing models for schools and companies, but enforcing a
> licensing model that is useful for schools and companies to very small
> businesses and private users is just a rip-off.
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