Now if you can find out that the software
Quote:> developers get residuals on sales of Finale 2002 I may change my view, but
> as of right now I have no conscience about screwing multimillion dollar
Well, I would doubt that any music software company, including Coda Music,
is a multi million dollar company. There are probably only a few multi
million dollar software companies, such as Microsoft. I doubt any company
that specializes in music programs belongs in that category.
Many software companies have gone under in the last year or two.
And yes, I would suspect that the creators of Finale get residuals from its
sales. In fact, they quite likely are the owners of the company, unless they
sold it to someone else. That's often the case with small software
companies--for instance--"Band in a Box", created by Peter Gannon, is sold
by him as "PG Music". The developers ARE often the company owners, not owned
by multimillion dollar conglomerates.
Yet, I do get pissed off sometimes at the frequent and expensive "upgrades"
software companies often put out to make more money, often not really an
improvement. And if one buys software, and there are "bugs" and problems
with it, and a later version fixes some of those problems, should one really
have to pay more later to get a version free of that problem, when the
problem shouldn't have been there in the first place?