I am wondering if any of you develop software with an activation scheme similar to that of Electric Quilt's EQ6. They allow for four activations. If a user reformats and reinstalls 4 times, they are out of activations.
I have seen activation methods that would not activate without a phone call if the actual computer being used was changed. A phone call to the company has always resolved these situations, regardless of how many times it had happened. In those cases the software had cost more and well, we were the "customer." If they would not allow us to reactivate we would probably choose a different vendor in the future since our business depended on the software running!
EQ will allow users to purchase additional activations and they suggest that they are very generous compared to other companies since they allow users to run 4 concurrent copies of EQ6. Well I don't want to run four copies, just one! You can read more ranted details at my blog here: http://techfettish.wordpress.com/.
Does anyone agree with me that EQ should, at the very least, market this software as "Four activations for EQ6," not as "EQ6," as they currently do?
Comments appreciated, here or on the blog.