disk equals license

From: John Higginbotham <higginbo_at_netpath.net>
Date: Wed Feb 11 21:27:36 1998

At 09:23 PM 2/11/98 -0600, you wrote:

>It really depends upon the company, I imagine, but I support the notion
>that if your dumpster set is the last version purchased for that license,
>(i.e., the former owner hasn't upgraded and is no longer using the program)
>then sure, you can upgrade it. If, however, that's not the last version,
>then it is not a valid version.

But if you don't know if it is the latest version on that license, is it
really hurting the company? If I'm dumpster diving for this stuff, it
stands to reason that I wouldn't normally buy that same product in the store.

>eliminate any of those, you can reduce the price. Downloading software
>with on-line manuals eliminates the media and packaging cost, so that is
>often cheaper.

That's one thing that gets me: Software coming out today with no manuals
still cost the same ammount when first released as earlier manual included

>The SPA has done that -- to set examples. But realistically, I wouldn't
>worry about it.

I never do. :)

-John Higginbotham-
Received on Wed Feb 11 1998 - 21:27:36 GMT

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