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No, it is not a good idea to take a break.

But it is time to tell those people who do use MSO that they are changing their pricing policy and almost forcing their users to rent their products in the near future.

It is time that the users start thinking about their long term use of MS's Office and other business software. You no longer will be able to buy their products in any reasonable price, for MS that is, and not know if you rent it for X dollars for the first year, it will not go up to 150% of X dollars in year two. You will then have to pay their "ransom" or you loose the ability to use the software on your computer.

Then there is the multi-license discount - or should it be the end of the multi-license discount. Businesses with 50 or 100 computers will be required to but a single user license for every computer at $150+ per license. The rental agreement plan is not that much better of an option.

So now you can say that every computer they own can have a copy of LO for free. Every updated or new version of LO will be free, unlike MSO's policy. No need to rent or buy anything office suite package anymore. FREE now and FREE in the future.

MSO just wants to force a user to pay them over and over for the same software, for as long as you live. Then when you die, you heirs will be forced to pay MS's blood money for the rest of their lives. This maybe a good plan as a revenue generation, but not for the users.

On 09/19/2012 11:22 AM, Pertti Rönnberg wrote:
Hi LiBO folks and especially LibO developers
Microsoft's desicion to start renting their software puts ordinary people (and companies) in a fortune with very uncertain costs ahead.

Should it not be now - if ever! - the perfect time for the LibO devs to take a break in developing new features in the LibO suite and from a certain version start making all LibO's functions and its every existing feature working smoothly and and stable and free of problems and bugs -- from the very beginning: from installing (with or without JavaJRE), Base and its embedded HDBAQL and its Report Builder, all included. And to complete-update the guiding documents (esp. LibO Help) to an good working quality level so it is understandable and usable for every one.
Better late than never if you want LibO to be really accepted!
Pertti Rönnberg

On 19.9.2012 15:40, webmaster-Kracked_P_P wrote:

That is why I posted this info to the list.

Now there is one more thing that it an advantage of LO over MSO. You do not have to rent it.

I do not know how many people would be comfortable with renting software. I really would not trust MS not raising the rental fee for year two. Then there is the issue of having some code that MS will send to either give you another year of service or to disable MSO from being used. I would bet that there will be a "virus" that would be made and sent out that will disable such a built in enable/disable license code system.

On 09/19/2012 12:23 AM, Anthony Easthope wrote:
This doesn't really seem to be a good move by Microsoft as it would drive many people away it!. it is such a great thing that Lo exists

Mirosław Zalewski <> wrote:

On 18/09/2012 at 20:13, Doug <> wrote:

  Note, too, that the old argument, "I bought it,
so it's mine," will be out the window--if it's rented, it clearly is
not yours to copy, etc.
As far as I remember, it was never yours. Most EULAs forbid e.g. reselling of box copy. They clearly state that they grant you right to use software,
nothing more.
Best regards
Mirosław Zalewski

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