On 07/07/16 17:43, Roberto Rosselli Del Turco wrote:
>> As Roberto said, I’m dreaming of a teaching version of Oxygen…
> Hear, hear! ;)
While we all know that these brilliant guys have to earn their bread
somehow, and so can't just spread freebies around, I wonder how
realistic it would be to put together a list of features for a
dumbed-down teaching version of oXygen. I am somewhat afraid that it's
not too realistic, because course profiles naturally vary depending on
the exact content and the level of the audience, and maintaining a new
version might incur new costs.
Still, I spent a while writing and rewriting the previous sentence, and
cutting some parts of it, exactly because I can imagine counterarguments
to what I say above. Maybe it would be worth our while to *try* to put
together a list of features that we'd like to have in such an editor,
just to see if we could agree on a single set of such features --
because if not, then we already could see why there's no point in asking
George and Co. for that.
And if we _could_ agree on a single feature set, then the ball would
move into the hands of Syncro Soft profilers, and they would simply have
to check if they see reasonable benefit there. After all, the benefit
would come not only from selling the teaching licenses but also from the
fact that students would use oXygen during their training, and that is
something that some might choose not to ignore in their long-range
calculations. Lots of question marks there, but an agreed feature set
comes first, as a precondition to further speculations or calculations.
And Elena has just given us a seed for such a feature set.