Which is why I started migrating 3 months ago! I haven't had to go
On Sep 19, 2012 4:57 PM, "webmaster-Kracked_P_P"
<email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>> wrote:
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!
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 <email@example.com
On 18/09/2012 at 20:13, Doug
Note, too, that the old argument, "I bought
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,
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