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richgrafx
03-17-2009, 11:29 AM
Is Lightwave going to an annual subscription based ownership? If so does this mean that your license expires after a year or do you just no longer have access to bug fixes and new features?

Looking at the ongoing life cycle of v9, it would seem its' cost of ownership would have been substantially higher under the Core pricing structure.

IgnusFast
03-17-2009, 11:32 AM
AFAIK, it doesn't expire; you just don't get any more updates after the final x.x version is complete at the end of the current subscription. If you want updates or new functionality beyond that, you need to subscribe for the next year. Or skip a few years, then sub again.

mattclary
03-17-2009, 03:46 PM
Is Lightwave going to an annual subscription based ownership? If so does this mean that your license expires after a year or do you just no longer have access to bug fixes and new features?

Looking at the ongoing life cycle of v9, it would seem its' cost of ownership would have been substantially higher under the Core pricing structure.


Dude, this has been discussed and questioned to death. You couldn't find the pertinent info on the CORE page? :twak:

NO, it is NOT a software subscription. You buy it, it's yours.

http://www.newtek.com/lightwave/core/faq.php

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mattclary
03-17-2009, 03:51 PM
AFAIK, it doesn't expire; you just don't get any more updates after the final x.x version is complete at the end of the current subscription. If you want updates or new functionality beyond that, you need to subscribe for the next year. Or skip a few years, then sub again.



Will bug fixes continue to be free?

Yes.

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Will I be forced to upgrade?

No. As always, you can choose to upgrade whenever you want and there will be no penalty if you choose not to. You can skip as many upgrades as you want and still come back in at any time and purchase the current upgrade at the current upgrade price.

http://www.newtek.com/lightwave/core/faq.php

hrgiger
03-17-2009, 06:26 PM
Be nice Matt, he's a relatively new member. There is a lot of misinformation floating around CORE. I wouldn't be surprised if he heard someone talking about a subscription with the wrong information.