On Sat, 2006-03-04 at 16:22 -0800, Tom M. wrote:
I’m sure you’re not the only one, but I’ll never agree.
I’m paying for the knowledge, which saves me time.
How I get the knowledge is irrelevant.
If you could take a pill and know something inside out, would you
expect to pay less since no paper was involved?
actually - yes…
I thought it was covered before but just in case…
there’s no middle layer of distribution…
printer/paper/shipping/handling/retail store markup/overstock
With PDF, it’s just a simple electronic transaction between Pragmatic &
More than that - I take some amount of issue with all of the people
offering to re-purchase the same thing if it had new features. I
understand the mentality because Microsoft, Apple, Adobe and software
vendors have long had the model of make the users repurchase time and
time again but add incredibly little extra value to justify the
repurchase. I have no qualms with people that are willing to throw money
at these software vendors because they don’t want to go through the pain
of discovering that their is a real alternative in open source.
As for the PDF, the transaction terms were pretty clear, that the
purchase of a PDF was good for the lifetime of the PDF format and though
some are willing to give voice to all the others who don’t agree, they
simply are not empowered to do that. It would be a public relations
nightmare to suddenly change the terms of sale and I am quite sure that
Dave isn’t that stupid.
If there is a Vol II, by all means sell it, but by no means should he
unilaterally, nor can anyone else give away my rights as were agreed
upon at the moment of sale.