Hi Goldorak / Jules
Why is it important for me to have a perpetual license (or rent-to-own):
My concern is what Lewis has pointed out. If for example the pipeline has been changed and a year later would like to render from an old project a picture for references, it would be necessary to get into the maintenance again.
What I already have accepted, but is still something which is bugging me far more: what is, when in a worst case scenario Otoy suddenly goes bankrupt or whatever reason (hostile takeover) there would be, to shutdown the servers with our licenses, we can't use octane render. I had a bad experience with an accounting software, which was subscription based. One day they stopped to exist (bankrupt) and there was no chance to get to the data! That was one of the worst situation of my employee.
What I want to say with that is, I want to be able to get to the data, no matter what.
For the following two quotes I have a proposal how to solve the perpetual/rent-to-own situation. There are two needs: otoy wants on longer therm a stable income and the customers like to have independency/guaranty. Why not use the same or similar model as Alias Wavefront had: When you stopped maintenance (support contract) the last version the customer had through maintenance, was perpetual without support. If the customer wanted to get back into maintenance, he payed a penalty plus the past missed years maintenance. If you paid years in advance (3 or 5 years was usual) the customer got a 10-15% discount.
I hope we can soon find a good solution for both parties, because Octane is a innovative product.As you wrote (viewtopic.php?f=9&t=69612):
and in FAQ (viewtopic.php?f=7&t=69646):
Re: Licensing after V4 - Questions
Postby Goldorak » Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:28 pm
It’s done - after 36 months you can keep the updates (with limits) and pay nothing further, we’re working out the details of how that works with ongoing cloud services like livedb still.
How can I get a perpetual licence to Octane 2018.1 or later?
Owning Octane is clearly important to many current boxed licence users, and we're working to support such a model for updates beyond V4.
For longer term AA plans beyond 1-2 years (currently being re-worked for the shop page in Q1), we are exploring one or more options for a limited rent-to-own model (those who already bought 3 year passes during the BF sale to date are covered)...
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