After you buy the FMS perpetual license, here: Claris Store: Licensing, and you pay for an initial maintenance term, say one year, is maintenance required after this term?
If maintenance is always required, then what's the difference between a subscription and so-called perpetual license. The way Claris has the maintenance included with their perpetual offering for FMS is confusing a potential client.
Well, perpetual means, you can stop paying and continue to use the version.
Maintenance allows you to get updates for additional years.
So consider perpetual + maintenance as the nicer kind of subscription, just like our plugin.
Question: is maintenance "required" beyond the initial term? I'm assuming not, but since this wording confused a potential client, I wanted to be sure so there would be no surprises.
But as said, it's about updates and you usually want updates.
Agreed, you would want maintenance. My question was just to clear up a client misunderstanding from the wording on the Claris page. Thanks.