Robert Lauriston said:
> If you buy a subscription and don't renew at the end of the year, the license 
> is invalid and FrameMaker stops working.

> If you buy the $1000 full version or a $400 or $600 upgrade, the license is 
> perpetual. The only thing that expires is the support agreement.

> I don't see why anyone would abandon FrameMaker just because the upgrades are 
> a bad value.

I don't plan to do the subscription model for FrameMaker 12 either. It does not 
make sense for me - even if I were continuing with FrameMaker.

It only makes _some_ sense for new users of FrameMaker, or folks still on 
versions _prior_ to version 10, where the "upgrade" cost of $999 is the same as 
full price.

For example, after two years, the cost (24 * $29.99 = $719.76) is _much_ higher 
than the cost of a single upgrade to FM 12 from FM 11. And, after three years, 
it would be more than the list price of a full license.

Here, I used 2 years as a duration model. Although it would probably be longer 
and more expensive, since upgrades for FrameMaker don't seem to occur every 
year now. Else I would have gotten at least one - sigh - during my 2 years 
"license upgrade" contract that expired before FM 12 was released.



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