Apparently Luxology/TheFoundry gives a 50% Modo price reduction as a reaction to the current events. Got this from the SI mailing list …
4:15 AM (5 hours ago)
But are the competitors any better? Any more accessible and transparent in their communication and dealings?
Well, I was having an exchange in private with Brad Peebler, founder of Luxology, and I put to him whether the Foundry/Luxology would have the flexibility and agility to do something about short term.
Turns out they do.
In a few hours they set up everything for a 50% discount on Modo purchases. No strings attached, just because I jokingly challenged him to.
Go to the online store and use the coupon “raffofkahn” for half price check-out.
I’m not a Modo user, nor have the time or inclination right now to become one. I’m not going to suddenly wish AD any ill or stop using their products, though they sure did their damnest to make me even more guarded when dealing with their PR and promises.
I did really enjoy dealing with the Foundry in the past though, and I have now to extend that respect to its Luxology arm. At the very least they are willing to act transparently and unconditionally on matters all the way from the top of the product chain.
The actual coupon’s text was Brad’s idea, not mine! I imagine he read my signature and thought I was a Trekkie or something like that.
I’m not getting anything out of this. I’m not a modo user, I’m not getting freebies, it has nothing to do with my employer, what the hell, it barely has anything to do with me outside the last few hours and this e-mail itself. I simply thought it was a nice and significant gesture on Brad’s side and decided to help him reach out on account of his personality and display of good will.