Crap. Goods are priced by their maker in the coin of the realm they occupy.
Are you prepared to have a bunch of people tell you, personally, what you
can charge for your efforts ? More specifically, a bunch of people who will
DIRECTLY benefit from your labors ?
If an author wants to charge what seems exorbitant to you it is his right,
and his problem. If you don't like an authors policies, then do not support
Maybe they have dependants to support ? Maybe they had to pay some
licensing fees just to create the software ? Who knows ... who cares.
I am making NO moral judgements upon either those who are without means to
purchase, or those who find ways around same in this reply.
As to the US $ - why don't you tell that to either the world financial
institutions or your local black market.
> From: Alex <admeddemda_at_f-m.fm>
> At 4:59 AM +0100 5/03/02, newtontalk_at_newtontalk.net wrote:
>> In addition it helps support the shareware philosophy across
>> all platforms.
> Sure, paying for shareware is a good thing. Seems like a fair
> concept. You try, you like, you buy. But, there are some other
> issues.... what about income disparity? Within North America, and
> especially, in countries around the world where $20US is mucho$$$
> I personally like the idea of NON-CRIPPLED shareware.... that way,
> those who can, pay, and those who can't don;t get left out completely.
> Sure, I know the argument goes, most ppl who can pay, won;t. But in
> this Newton Community? I doubt that's true. And even if it is, my
> first point is still factual. $20USD can be a lot of money in some
> places and to some ppl.
> So.... tips on how to get software for free, or for some hassle (as
> in this case), should be welcomed on this list. I don;t see the
> immorality here that other users obviously see.
> I see more immorality in basing shareware fees on US dollars, and
> having no sliding scale payment system, that takes into account the
> very real differences in ppl's situations.
> Have you checked the FAQ lately? http://www.guns-media.com/mirrors/newton/faq/
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