I Recieved the following e-mail from WHMCS today, a billing software that I have an owned licence for:
I have included my response to each part of this e-mail
We are writing to you to let you know about important changes to owned licenses. Today we are discontinuing owned license support. What this means for you and your existing owned license is as follows:
Your WHMCS owned license will continue to function as it does today. You may continue to run your WHMCS installation using the owned license for as long as you would like.
You will not be able to purchase or renew support for your owned WHMCS license, effective immediately.
If you have an active support agreement with WHMCS for your owned license, we will continue to honor that support agreement until its expiration.
Our licences will continue to work on an old version that we can no longer download. If we wish to renew our support in order to download a newer version, we have to change to a monthly plan. So how is our licence still an ‘owned licence’?
If you do not have support for your WHMCS owned license, and you require product support or you would like to upgrade to a current version, you will need to upgrade to our standard license model. You can obtain a standard license by logging into the WHMCS customer portal (https://www.whmcs.com/members).
So we have to pay you extortinate amounts of money EACH MONTH in order to continue to use the product that we previously ‘owned’? Have I got that correct? It certainly appears that way.
Keep innovating, building, developing, designing, and hosting, and know that we continue to make investments to improve everyone’s WHMCS experience.
Keep giving us more money, otherwise you can’t use the product you paid for anymore. Fuck off.
If you require assistance with our standard license model and what license is best suited for you, we are here to help. You can contact Customer Service by opening a ticket at https://www.whmcs.com/submit-a-ticket
Please contact us in order to find out how much extra money we want off of you.
– The WHMCS Team