In defence of Software Subscriptions

Many developers rage against software subscriptions. They still hold on to software like they do on their DVDs and CD:s…

No wait, they don’t. They’ve got Netflix and Spotify subscriptions. Why should software be any different?

This blog article on the benefits of Software Subscriptions sums it up nicely:

This is why I’ve got no issues in paying twenty bucks a month for having access to software that helps me 20 days out of 30 in a month. I know costs add up, but as a business leader I would critically evaluate their policies on subscriptions and changing the mindset of software from a durable good to a consumable.

You can keep using your ancient versions of applications or enjoy the superb user experience Open Source Software such as Open Office, Gimp and Emacs. I’ll use the best I can afford.


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