On Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 3:26:05 PM UTC, cooloutac wrote: > I'll be disappointed but I'm not going to be mad at them for trying to get > paid, they deserve it. > > But I also wouldn't mind if they turned me into a money asset like windows so > they can keep designing it for home users...lol > > I look at things differently. You are referring to linux architecture and > developers, while I'm referring to the majority of its users and community > members, as the Product.
Alright, I respect that, we see some things differently. But the discussion is good, it does not have to come down to agreeing in the end. I don't like customers being turned into assets though. The way I see it, it essentially make people "not people" anymore, customer service is out of the window, it's all about cheating and manipulating people into making the best use of them, rather than making a fair trade between a company and a customer. So I kind of black out when I see business models that turn people into assets, I really, really don't like that approach. But I do really agree that I wouldn't mind Qubes taking a fee, ask for more donations, or focus partly or entirely on business users. They do a lot of hard work, and regardless of the target group, the change will be for the better of humanity. Perhaps it's asking too much for Qubes to focus on both companies and end-users at the same time, nontheless, I do hope they can manage to do that. It's obvious they had their hands full on Qubes 4 too, so it might just be that and we're reading too much into the issue here at hand. But lets see, with time comes answers. I just hope it wiill be in good time rather the long wait. -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "qubes-users" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to qubes-users+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/qubes-users/a8618c41-a6f0-4e95-8a76-ef8207842e4c%40googlegroups.com. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.