Just received a gift: a Intuos Pro Large from Wacom. They plan to reuse on their blog some of my illustrations/tutorials (eg. on tablet ergonomics). They wanted to thanks me because all my content was already available for free on my blog under Creative Commons CC-By ☺️ So cool!
@bloodywing Exactly, no contract, no obligation, no link back. A real gift...
and because I feel totally free....
I'll probably share a review on my blog 🤣
Oh if it is marketing psychology, it's genius...
@NachtFarben Just sending a gift without any conditions/contracts would be probably a bad move to bribe someone.
Since the Google Analytic affair on their Windows/Mac Proprietary driver ( https://www.tomshardware.com/news/wacom-tablet-sending-data-google-analytics ) they added checkboxes to share data to third party. It's of course reported to be behind a “deceptive design pattern” but I never tested the Windows version. Here I'll use test it under Gnu/Linux where they share spec to build a quality Free/Libre Driver with no privacy issue.
Let's leave the psychological effect of corporate gifts aside and hope that Wacom has learned its lesson and wants to respect the privacy of its users with open drivers. In this context, they are in exactly the right place with you. 👍
@davidrevoy That's a neat move by wacom. And of course it's super cool of you to publish your work as CC-BY.
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