Michael Kay wrote:
Yes, as you blogged a little while ago (when you broke Saxon up into HE,
PE and EE versions), it is time the pendulum started to swing the other way.
Years ago, Win 95 era, I developed and sold a utility for "rollback your
file system". The product took 3 years to develop; everyone loved it;
few paid for it. When Win NT came in fashion, everyone wanted my Win 95
product for NT. Sorry folks, "I can't afford $80K for a Win NT file
system internals kit (for the undocumented stuff etc.) to build the
product. Thanks to the pirates and free-loaders there will be no such
utility of my making for Win NT."**
**There were more Google hits for how to crack my licensing than about
actually using my product. Free-warez agents loved my product because
it gave them then tools to help crack software-protected license schemes
used in other products.
problem is that users today have a high expectation that a product for those
platforms should be free.