jens wrote: ↑Thu Mar 04, 2021 3:52 pmGerman-hatin' much, huh? What did those bloody Krauts do to you over there in Hannover?Sindikhate wrote: ↑Thu Mar 04, 2021 3:37 pmWhenever a german company tells you that they are doing something for the user... ALWAYS.. but ALWAYS question that and look for other things behind their choice. It is almost never for the user's benefit, but always something else. I would not even be surprised if the recent outage or whatever was "fake" in order to introduce something supposedly for your interest but not really...
It is not german hating at all. For how many years people have been asking for dongle free Steinberg products and getting a NO answer? What has changed their mind now?
Let's dissect this from their announcement for a bit shall we?
1) "We have decided to adopt a new license management technology that everyone will benefit from to prepare for coming requirements."
- What are these "coming requirements" ? Who is making these requirements? Are there new laws about to come?
2) ""An authorization system shouldn’t get in your way, but support you in the onboarding process.
Anti-piracy protection technology shouldn’t restrict you as the customer, but secure your investment.
A license management shouldn’t stop you from using your products, but enable you to be creative, whenever and wherever you are."
- My elicenser has not ever gotten in my way. It does not restrict me either, and my investment is secured far more than a license stuck on a computer registry that might get corrupted, or a hard drive that might die before I can de-authorise it.
- My elicenser has not stopped me from using their products whenever and wherever I am, because I can easily just install the products without the need to deauthorise another machine in order to authorise the one I want to work on, without the need to uninstall products on my way out of someone else's system or look for folders or registry entries to remove keys.
So their whole announcement stinks to me. This is why I said.. do not trust them when they try to present something as your advantage while it has nothing at all to do with that. In fact it is a disadvantage. Many EU laws have been presented the same way and it was always clear that it was never for the benefit of the people.
Reading the customer base reactions to their announcement (on their forum and on their facebook page) someone can easily see that the users have absolutely no issues with the elicenser.