Extending Evaluation Periods

Brad Ferrell (brad@sunset.hob.com)
Mon, 13 May 1996 09:59:44 -0800

That seems like a pretty high horse, hope you don't fall.

I will always answer a question. What you want to do with it is your own.
See no, Hear no, Speak no. I don't think so. But it seems to me you come
from a different generation, and don't understand how necessary it is for
information, any information, to travel uninhibited. I see eye to eye with
you on paying for what you use, I can't believe in your jargon, though,
I've had too much school for that.

>Well said John...
>I paid White Pine and was happy to do it. If I weren't, I'd continue to use
>Cornell's continuing Beta. For those who want freebies, there are plenty.
>But after awhile...ya gotta start giving instead of just receiving. Funny
>how relationships work, eh? If you don't contribute (or participate) you're
>not deserving of a continuing partnership!
>It is bad enough when people -ask- for ways of defrauding companies
>from payment for software by artificially extending evaluation periods.
>It is even -worse- when others cheerfully supply the information.
>Come on people...White Pine has given you a month to evaluate the
>product. According to the evaluation agreement, after that time you
>either pays yer money or you stop using the product. Period.
>To do anything else is dishonest.
>For people having to spend a lot of time getting CUSEEME "working",
>use the non-expiring Cornell version to get your setup right, -then-
>download your evaluation copy of the commercial product.
>Don't like the Cornell version? Tough. You get what you pay for.
>You are a poor, starving student that can't afford the commercial
>version? Also tough. Your lack of funds is not the companies'
>problem nor does your lack of cash entitle you to steal.
>Want something better? Get the White Pine version and if you like
>it *buy* it.
>Companies that make full-featured, non-crippled software available on
>the 'net do so in good faith. How about returning that good faith?
>No regards to the ripoff artists out there,
>Best Regards, to everyone else,

Brad Ferrell

House of Blues New Media
8439 Sunset Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90069