I thought it would be a good topic of discussion because it gets me bent all out of shape thinking about sometimes, and this is one of those times!
The issue is whether it’s ‘right’ for software companies to charge users more money simply because they want to add more computers to aid in the rendering of a project or number crunch something.
Why should I be charged additional licensing fees because I want to add more computers simply to AID in speed of the rendering process (for example)?
Why am I being charged for that!! I can understand being charged for some software that is used to explicitly create something by me as a user, but doesn’t it seem unethical to be charged further fees just because I want to add more physical number crunching power/speed to the program?
Why should I pay them for that? They didn’t buy the computers, i’m basically adding more power to the processing infrastructure of the program. Why should I be charged for that?
It’s like usery.
Seriously, does it seem ethical? It’s like a car maker charging the owner of a car made by them more money if they want to add a bigger engine to it, or wheels with better gripping power, etc.
What is the point of that excpet that they CAN? That’s all I think it its. It’s like it’s so much part of business to do that that people just accept it. But if you stop for a minute and look up, it seems totally wrong.
How do you feel about this?
It would be like Microsoft charging use additional fees for every program we operate ontop of THEIR operating system.
Or like Microsoft chargeing the user for every SIMULTANEOUSLY opened program (multitasking) using THEIR operating system on a computer.