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  • So the new blog posting is out.  Basically it talks briefly about licensing options, and the salient content is that MAXON is exploring subscription approaches though they are committed to offering perpetual licenses.  Ho hum.  There wasn't even any elaboration on the approaches considered.

     

    Gotta say, I'm not very impressed, either by the quantity or quality of info in either of the (brief) postings thus far.   Seriously, they spent months planning and preparing, and these are postings they use to kick off the blog?  The initial post might have been okay if followed by, say, a strong, informative post about their development directions, but that didn't happen.  What was posted instead felt like "the same old MAXON", and that's disheartening to say the least.

     

    Sorry if this sounds harsh, I felt pretty harshly-treated reading the latest blog post.

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    Couldn't agree with you more. Didn't tell us anything we might really want to know.

     

    Steve

     

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    On the positive side we've got names and faces to put to the people who are completely out of touch with their customers.

     

    It wouldn't surprise me if the monthly subscription cost will be a 12th of the MSA cost...

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    Well, don't blame those faces, I am sure its not up to them. Maxon policy I would say is harsh. 

     

     

    Igor


    | MAXON Quality Assurance | 3D Artist | C4D Cafe Manager | Gamer in Heart/PS4 ID: SIgor420 |:compEnjoy:

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    god that post.. there was like 90% of filler words... could've written the whole thing in two lines.

     

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    we planning on introducing subscription model. but don't worry we keeping the perpetual licenses. Oh yeah and maybe we are gonna have a global licensing system soon. 

     

    seems more like a tweet than a blog post :) 

     

    If they are interested i would love to help them out in this department. I've generally recently realized that i would like to work for MAXON as a general direction in my life. I love their software. and would love to contribute to its development. Both practical use cases and relative to reaching out to the public. so if you know anyone who to put in a good word with. I'd appreciate it :D

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    Yes another disappointing blog post. What's up for our next post, a newly revised EULA, authored by the legal dept.

     

     

    28 minutes ago, SIgor said:

    Well, don't blame those faces, I am sure its not up to them. MAXON policy I would say is harsh. 

     

     

    Igor

     

    If you can't blame those faces, who can you blame.

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    9 minutes ago, Jimh said:

    Yes another disappointing blog post. What's up for our next post, a newly revised EULA, authored by the legal dept.

     

     

     

    If you can't blame those faces, who can you blame.

    Those who made rules! I am sure if you go to work at Maxon you would have restriction, what you can and cant say, simple as that. Why would you even want to blame someone like you or me?! If we think like that, than I should be mad at Hrvoje, just becasue he can't share anything with me, whats the point. 

     

     

    Igor


    | MAXON Quality Assurance | 3D Artist | C4D Cafe Manager | Gamer in Heart/PS4 ID: SIgor420 |:compEnjoy:

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    For sure after first announced several month ago everybody expected something else but at least now the blog started, let's see the next update, maybe something really exciting  is just around the corner.

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  • The first two blog posts were both written by C-level corporate officers (CEO and CFO, respectively) for MAXON Germany.  They are both managing partners.  They are absolutely the people responsible for making and enforcing the rules that govern all day-to-day company operations for MAXON.

     

    Unlike Hrvoje, they are not "rank and file MAXON employees" in any meaningful/useful sense of the term.

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    There is interesting they will have several licensing methods:

    • perpetual license + MSA(my imho  same as subscription)
    • subscription license

    I see closer same:

    • with Paul Everett's Dem-Earth lic.method
    • Arnold/C4DtoA - on demand license
    • thirdpartyplugins with DeGamma and Storm Tracer

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    Oh dear. Two posts in and the MAXON blog is already a sad example of complete irrelevance and missed opportunities.

     

    Two of the top guys at MAXON had their chance, going into the new year to show the customers a different side of MAXON, come out with something perhaps a bit personal, some cool anecdotes from the history of MAXON, perhaps acknowledging some of the frustations of (parts of) the userbase and reassuring them, and possibly lifting a tip of the veil of what's going on behind the scenes of development.

     

    What we got instead almost could not have been more corporate, impersonal and out of touch if they tried.

     

    I must also have missed the part where he talked about any "opportunities" or "challenges", which is odd considering the title of the post.

    "Last year was awesome. We are awesome, and leaders! Lets continue to be awesome! Here's a subscription model for our super special 30 year anniversary!" is not a "challenge", nor an "opportunity".

     

    Hats of to you MAXON.

    To paraphrase Winston Churchill:

    Never before have I seen an opportunity to win back some goodwill so spectacularly wasted by so few in such a short time.

     

     

    *slow clapping*

     

     

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    13 hours ago, SIgor said:

    Well, don't blame those faces, I am sure its not up to them. MAXON policy I would say is harsh. 

     

     

    Igor

     

    You do realise who the authors of those two posts are right? (CEO & Managing Partner + CFO & Managing Partner).

    They ARE the policy :)

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