Here’s a bright idea from dryriver
Why don’t software makers look at the average income level in a given country — per capita GDP for example — and adjust their software prices in these countries accordingly? Most software makers in the U.S. and EU currently insist on charging the full U.S. or EU price in much poorer countries. “Rampant piracy” and “low sales” is often the result in these countries. Why not change this by charging lower software prices in less wealthy countries?
This presupposes the continuing existence of closed-source software businesses — but is there a way to make that pricing more fair? Leave your best suggestions in the comments. should commercial software prices be pegged to a country’s GDP?
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