Posted by: Anonymous Coward
on August 29, 2006 03:13 AM
Whew, you lost me with that analogy.
Simply put, I think the point is that software companies are under no obligation to support old versions, so the question becomes what should they do with the old versions? I say make them freely available with no support. Somebody else might say charge a minimal "re-acquisition" fee. Or of course, they can keep going down the same dastardly path and drive more users to open-source alternatives. That works too.