FathomSynth wrote: ↑
Wed May 22, 2019 6:15 am
The comment was made that my policy of going to this thread before making important business decisions means that we do not have a clear business plan or clear vision for Fathom.
This is absolutely not the case. I have an extremely clear road map for Fathom extending far into the future for at least 5 or 10 years, all laid out with features and our ultimate dominance in small areas of the plugin market.
I always make these decision myself ultimately even if users disagree, and it is done based on my plan, ultimately not on forum votes, so there is no waffling here based on user input.
The reason I go to this thread before making a big decision is to avoid making a big mistakes, one which might technically seem like a good idea, but would be bad idea from the perspective of the overall community.
At the risk of sounding like a total fan-boi, which I am, I love the way you interact with your user base, and try to make changes that reflect the community's desires! Listening to the community is a wonderful facet of your business model, IMO. Even if listening to everyone means hearing every possible POV, which can be confounding, I'm sure.
I haven't even had the time to install the last few updates, but I will keep buying update licenses in order to help support your efforts, because I believe in your manner of development!
I can't add anything to the licensing discussion, because it's all over my head, other than to say I agree with the masses that say U-He does a fine job of it.
Like you, I enjoy hearing others' opinions about my art and music, especially the detractors. I may or may not apply any suggestions offered, but I appreciate hearing others' POV, and I find they see/hear things that were blind to me - like a good proofreader/art director/producer. I don't "need" their ideas, I can make decisions with the best of 'em! But we can always learn more from listening, than speaking, etc., etc..
All the best!!!