"Not surprisingly, the announcement sparked a heated debate and no shortage of vitriol on design blogs and social media platforms. “For those of us who only buy what we need, and only update every few versions, this is a huge price increase,” wrote a blogger identified simply as David. “For small shops and part-time freelancers, it feels like Adobe is saying ‘You don’t matter.’” On TechCrunch, commenters called for alternatives like Gimp—or GNU Image Manipulation Program—a Photoshop-like program for Linux. Meanwhile, angry users are circulating an online petition asking the Obama administration to investigate Adobe’s business-model shift and accusing the company of grabbing a monopoly position via “backroom deals” and “predatory pricing.”"Adobe Angers Users With Its Savvy, Reckless Photoshop-Subscription Plan - Businessweek
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Adobe Angers Users With Its Savvy, Reckless Photoshop-Subscription Plan - Businessweek
Perhaps Adobe's biggest contribution to the open source community -- inadvertently (via increasing market interest in open source + free (or relatively inexpensive) alternatives to Adobe's Creative Suite tools)...