"Thousands of leading architects signed open letters to Autodesk ADSK +0.2% complaining about escalating software costs and lackluster development. This is a warning to all industrial software providers: Customers are fed up with being locked in and are demanding open platforms with rapid innovation."
You can bet there are plenty of others feeling the pain of being locked into Subscriptions, the problem is surely not isolated to Revit at AD, I’m pretty sure this letter will spur others to get their pens out.
Many are finding out what many of us already know, that OSS is the answer to greedy CEOs picking the pockets of those they’ve managed to lock in to Subs.
It’ll be interesting to watch this play out and see whether there is sufficient push back from customers that will alter the behaviour of companies. The problem is once you’ve surrendered yourself to their Subscription plans your bargaining rights are out the window and OSS equivalents cannot spring up overnight.