Open source these days has become a base product with just enough features to garner interest and then bolt on licensing at a considerable premium should you actually want a decent product. These days most companies have subscription based licensing.I HATE companies that charged monthly pricing for something you host yourself.
Let's call a spade a spade,they saw an opportunity to get more money for 0 extra effort(at least that was the plan),and went for it$0.20 or $0.10 per additional account if you have more than 1780 seems fair for something companies have built entire businesses around. Not great how they phased in the plan but it’s hardly absurd.
This. It's exactly the same shenanigans that went on, when VBulletin was bought out years ago.Let's call a spade a spade,they saw an opportunity to get more money for 0 extra effort(at least that was the plan),and went for it
The only issue I truly see is the manner or sudden application of it - they could have kept it for a new major version and spun it that way. Passing on less than R1-2 per customer account at scale isn't that absurd and actually is still a bargain.Let's call a spade a spade,they saw an opportunity to get more money for 0 extra effort(at least that was the plan),and went for it
Anti-competitve pricing, zadomains does that alsoThis is a complete cluster **** of note for all shared hosting providers and the industry as a whole.
We saw a similar move when Parallels purchased other control panel providers and stopped support for the products that they had purchased and pushed everyone towards plesk
Strategic move from the head hunchos at Oakley Capital who knew they were purchasing a captive audience and then hiking the fees without any notice.
Not too sure what laws are applicable to this within the UK with regards to anti competitive practice but this would definitely fall within this kind of practice if this was done locally.
At the end of the day, resellers are going to suffer.
Thanks for posting @Murmaider