Adobe’s official post here.
Now, I understand that this is a fairly extreme occurrence and situation, but this does show one of the biggest flaws in any subscription based software model.
This is not about politics, this is about the fact that in theory Adobe controls the software from a standpoint that it can be deactivated at any time by them and that you have no control over it.
I believe Adobe currently has a mindset of the fact that they are too large to fail, which, IMO, was similar to Quark’s mindset. Now, granted, Adobe’s products have much more reach than Quark ever did, but they are certainly not too large to fail. I’m glad that Affinity and others are willing to provide alternatives and I hope that competition continues to drive innovation and alternatives.