John Wirtz SF
There is no way I'm going to charge "my subscribers." I do not own anything in groups.io; if I was forced to pay, I might see myself as
a renter, a tenant. That's the analogy. Google groups would not do because they have no archives, no files (we do share essays) and no photos
(which we share with one another) -- they are part of the 3 different groups' identities, their memory as it were.
This paragraph doesn’t make any sense whatsoever!
I find the thread tiresome because the sentiment that is coming across is that the owners of free groups want those who pay for premium or enterprise to subsidise the free/basic groups.
Sorry, that’s not fair trading. As far as I can see, Mark has set out a pricing plan and isn’t going to change it.