Le 04/08/2021 à 15:29, Jan-Erik Söderholm a écrit :
> "Customers"? How do you know what (real) customers think?
> Maybe you are mixing up c.o.v with the real customers?
There are been a meeting in France last June. The last point was about
There is a report
(in french, I hope they will do a translation sometime).
I give an (automatic made) translation of the part of the report that
interests us here:
"""""NEW LICENSING METHOD
The next topic was the discussion with VSI about the marketing of VMS
and the new licensing mode.
After the March 2021 meeting we started a dialogue with VSI to express
the users' reactions on the reservations and blockages introduced by the
by the new VMS licensing mode since May 2020.
This subscription-based licensing mode combining the right to use and
support is based on a time-limited PAK that must be renewed with VSI
otherwise the system will stop working.
The new risks introduced by this model (the need for VSI to be still in
business to renew the subscription, and lack of visibility on the prices
that will be charged at renewal) are considered unacceptable to a
majority of users. The takeover of the future of applications by the
publisher is a profound imbalance to the sole benefit of
VSI finally informed us that for certain critical market segments
an exception would be possible, with licenses not limited in time.
But we learned that this was accompanied by a contract that obliges
the customer to renew his subscription with VSI and otherwise shut down
his systems. This "exception" does not change the imbalance introduced
by VSI and the takeover of the applications.
Our action having been visible on comp.os.vms, several contributions
have proposed other licensing modes that would be more acceptable and
would encourage investment in VMS. We have consolidated these proposals
in a message to VSI asking them if these options had been evaluated and
to tell us why they had not been selected.
Indeed, many roundtable participants confirmed that
the current licensing model is widely rejected, to the point of
triggering plans to leave VMS. All those who expressed themselves
pointed out the difficulty in the current conditions introduced by VSI
to get a message of sustainability across to the management in order to
obtain the investments."""""
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