Hi pangi ,
Thank you very much for your reply.
My name is Pavel, and I am the owner of ATUM and the company behind its development. I will take over here as your comment is really misplaced.
What you are trying to say is not true and most definitely not a tactic.
We are developing software here for business. We must earn some money; otherwise, we could simply shut down and not do it.
As a WordPress and WooCommerce user, you have decided to set up your shop in an environment burdensome on support. Let me explain, all your plugins are from separate developers that do not talk to each other. Compatibility for all is simply impossible as there are thousands and thousands of plugins, and we do not know what users will install.
It was very nice of me to let my guys develop a free version of ATUM that helps users achieve some control over their stock. The free version of ATUM has cost me a few hundred thousand euros already. This is a cost in development and support.
We are making some premium features like the add on you have; all these features must stay compatible with the main 2 plugins, WordPress and WooCommerce. Changes are happening weekly in both of these plugins. So, as a company committed to keeping our users happy and satisfied, we amend our add-ons and the free ATUM weekly.
Plus, we keep on adding new features regularly too.
You, as a user, have decided to purchase one of our premium features. By purchasing it, you have chosen a license that is charged regularly. So you are obliged to a contract, but you can choose to end the contract but lose the support. The benefit of keeping the last updated version is on your site. However, you can expect issues if you want to keep updating all the main plugins and keep using the old version of an unlicensed product.
Your comment contradicts the decision you made when you purchased initially. We offer licenses that are paid regularly and inform the users before purchase. So, we are not forcing anybody to buy licenses.
I hope this makes sense and you see now where we are coming from. You are free to uninstall the copy of your premium feature or simply re-subscribe and re-activate your license.