Nov 7 2006
Quark has relented. Your license for QuarkXPress 6 is now expected to survive when upgrading to QuarkXPress 7. Quark has announced today that customers who upgrade to QuarkXPress 7 will automatically be able to use QuarkXPress 6 on the same machine.
“Quite simply,” Richard Pasewark, Quark senior vice president of sales (Americas) and marketing, said, “this is in response to customer feedback and is another example of how Quark has fundamentally changed its approach to doing business in the last two years. Customers are thrilled with QuarkXPress 7 and based on user feedback this policy change will help streamline and fast-track the upgrade plans for many customers.”
I’m trying to remain unbiased here, but it just annoys me that now that Quark has backed down a bit on their draconian licensing practices, they tout themselves as a company that listens to its customers.