So we were talking about the Adobe Cloud changes that were coming up and we are going to put together some information in the hopes of basically petitioning Adobe to not suck.
Since then I have found and signed this petition: https://www.change.org/petitions/adobe-systems-incorporated-eliminate-the-mandatory-creative-cloud-subscription-model
It also has more information about it that I read first like faqs from adobe etc. I don't feel like just signing an online petition will necessarily do anything though, but it can't hurt.
I also found his facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/adobecreativecloud
And I have also found some numbers:
Basically, if you are someone who updates your software version every couple of years the cloud would be ok for you. If not, then it's a drain of money.
If I had purchased cloud instead of the last version I purchased, I would have paid $4000 by now for the same software wihtout any hope of the payments ever stopping. And that number would keep going up forever, and ever.
Even if you do always get the latest stuff there are is also
- the idea of not being able to ever purchase the tools that our businesses are based on
- having access to our own private and commercial artwork dependent on some company's whims
- this question: do individuals need to have more than one subscription for personal /professional work? So they can gouge us more than once for the same person?
Anyway I suggest that people read this stuff, and then suggests reasons that Adobe Creative Cloud feels icky to you that we are going to put into a letter to send to them. Or if it doesn't feel icky also share that too.
What do you think?