A correction (and apology to Adobe and you all) for an error below - thanks to Matt Sullivan for pointing it out!
Actually, I _did_ get one FM update from the license upgrade program that was in force at the time. According to my expense report info, I paid for the 2 year Adobe license upgrade program in May of 2011 and then bought the version 10 upgrade in June 2011 since it was already released. I received the FM 11 license update probably in August of 2012 (not sure of the exact date) when it was released. In May of 2013, the 2 year upgrade program expired and I was not able to renew it last year (as mentioned in my posts prior to that time) since a single license use was no longer eligible for this program when I went to inquire about it. Also, as I have mentioned below but will re-iterate, that the upgrade or subscription pricing may make sense for some people, but it does not for _my_ specific needs anymore. Yeah, I would love to continue to use FrameMaker, but $399 for upgrades is too high - the older upgrades at $199 were more easily justifiable. I will simply use FM 11 for maintaining my old documents (as Robert Lauriston as mentioned that I should do) and have already switched to LaTeX for all my new work. The price and upgrade "costs" of LaTeX - after a 2 month learning curve - are infinitely better for _my_ needs! :) Z -----Original Message----- From: Syed Zaeem Hosain (syed.hos...@aeris.net) Sent: Thursday, January 16, 2014 4:22 PM To: 'Robert Lauriston'; Framers Subject: RE: FrameMaker 12 released 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. Z _______________________________________________ You are currently subscribed to framers as arch...@mail-archive.com. Send list messages to firstname.lastname@example.org. To unsubscribe send a blank email to framers-unsubscr...@lists.frameusers.com or visit http://lists.frameusers.com/mailman/options/framers/archive%40mail-archive.com Send administrative questions to listad...@frameusers.com. Visit http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info.