Subject [IBO] Re: Pre-sale questions
Author homerjones1941
As long as we are clarifying things, my question really had nothin
to do with the quality of IB Objects. That is a given, by its great
reputation. Nor did it have to do with the frequency of updates. My
only concern had to do with a potential impact on support of my
product if the IB Object nag screen started poping up. It also had
to do with my concern over the possible need to recompile my
software after paying the annual subscription fee in order to
prevent the nag screens on my customer's installation. It is clear,
now, that these are not a concern. Please understand that I was not
questioning the pricing of IB Objects.

--- In, "Jason Wharton" <jwharton@i...>
> Helen,
> I know we have discussed this and there are pro's and con's, but I
do say
> that I request, not require, that people continue to upgrade to
cover their
> *usage* of IBO, whether there are updates available or not. My
goal was/is
> to create a product so robust and feature complete that it would
> stabilize and not require continuous updates as a *good* thing for
a long
> time. In other words, I didn't want to be motivated to stick 3
years worth
> of features on the shelf just waiting to release them a piece at a
time so I
> could continually milk a revenue stream and in the process cause a
lot of
> app destabilization just so that new features could be introduced
> applications.
> Now, I am well aware that updates are needed and I am behind my
goals for
> releasing bug-fixes right now. But, for the most part, I believe
I have
> been very successful at delivering a product that has done very
well to give
> many features as well as great stability both. This is rare in
the industry
> and I'm proud to have accomplished it to the degree I have. I
hope that the
> request for people to pay for upgrades will happen even if they
don't want
> new updates.
> So, in short, you are correct to say I do not require it. But I
> definitely do request it in trust. Also, everyone please resist
> temptation to be confused here. The source of the confusion is
because you
> are used to things being concretely spelled out. The only thing
that is
> concrete is the principle that Trustware operates under.
Everything else
> can be worked out based on common sense. Some will use it for
free, others
> at reduced partial pricing and others at full pricing.
> I am open to receiving private requests for special pricing, etc.
> Kind regards,
> Jason Wharton