Wondering if this will always be free? See why free is better.
Started by Grudge, December 29, 2005, 04:53:27 AM
Quote from: Kindred on June 18, 2006, 12:14:04 AMfirst of all, the model you propose is unrealistic.SMF is not really a company. The developers and support staff are not paid. So, your suggestions on the availablity of pay for more support than already exists (Charter membership) would pretty much require a paid staff and paid developers. Unrealistic in the extreme.And I disagree... the best products are ones that are stable, have support and meet a need in the marketplace (public or private). Having a product which is released prematurely to meet the demands of users is a sure road to the downfall of the product. Promising a release date is a sure way to get everyone in a tizzy "but you promised a release on such and such a date..." (just look at what has happened with The PhatCalPack. I have been working on it, but hit a snag and some real life issues... I promised it back in February and then May... and people are wondering why I haven't released it "on time". The answer is, of course, I should have said "I'll release it when I am able".)We have said, quite a number of times. The final release will come when it comes. The SMF developers and team will not promise or predict a release date.You are beating a dead horse. Get over it.