Visuex wrote:Charging for documentation is a jerk move...charging for addons, extensions, even upgrades...none of that bothers me and is perfectly fine to do. I would be completely fine with them charging for SobiPro entirely...Documentation explaining how to upgrade, how to modify, how to build addons...how to do ANYTHING, should be freely available.
No, it shouldn't. It's their time and they can do whatever they want with it. If they want to write documentation and charge for it, go for it. Some developers don't even write any documentation. That's perfectly fine too.
Visuex wrote:Charging for the component, addons to the component, language files of it, anything else that enhances the original product is perfectly fine to charge for...but to charge for the freaking information on how to use it...that is ridiculous.
No, it isn't ridiculous. What's ridiculous is that you expect people's time and hard work for free. Oh and by the way, documentation enhances the original product. If it didn't, you wouldn't be complaining right now that you don't have it or that you have to pay for it.
Visuex wrote:I don't mind people charging for stuff...
Really? I wouldn't have guessed that based on your comments so far
Visuex wrote:If you are fine with paying for documentation then by all means...but the notice I provided saying that you had to was a valid purpose for commenting...
Yes, it was just your last sentence that was over the top though.
Visuex wrote:Would you be fine with Joomla not providing any information on how to use it? lol I doubt it.
Yes, I'd be fine with that. The software is free and I don't expect them to do anything for me, including provide documentation. If they provide documentation, great! If they don't provide documentation, fine. It's their time and they are NOT required to provide documentation, even if you think otherwise.