Civiloze wrote:As for microsoft service, I assume you mean microsoft office. Yes, I agree with you, if you don't regularly upgrade every 2-3 years, you'd better off pay for the perpetual license. It's nice that we can choose what model we prefer to pay.
Yes I mean Microsoft Office 365.
Where a lot of software developers make their money is from support contracts. The software rental model effectively turns all the customers into support contracts, and having a continuous revenue stream which is predictable is very attractive to many companies.
But to be successful in the personal marketplace, there has to be a "free", non-subscription option. This means twice the work for the developers, providing a "Free"/light version and the full feature version. The light version is to get people using it and to provide a common user base, and the full version ("pro", etc) is to make enough money to pay the rent.
The question Petko has to ask himself is where MyInfo is aimed and where does he want it to be aimed in the future. Is it aimed at business users or is it aimed at personal users. On average business users don't mind the rental model but the personal market does not take well to software rental.
Which model Petko chooses is up to him but if the user base is mainly personal users like myself then the results might not be what Petko wants.
On the other hand If the user base is mainly business users then it might have a very positive effect.