Let Concordia Know How Accordance Users Feel about Luther on Accordance vs. Logos Exclusivity
Posted 22 May 2009 - 05:24 PM
Pastor, Immanuel Ev.-Lutheran Church (LCMS)
Alexandria, Virginia, USA
Immanuel Lutheran Church
Posted 23 June 2009 - 12:37 PM
Concordia Publishing House
Saint Louis, Missouri
Posted 24 June 2009 - 09:48 AM
Our two companies have fundamentally different business models and needs and we were unable to reconcile those differences.
This may not be the business of the members of this forum who enjoy the Accordance software but I would like to know what exactly is the "business model" and "needs" of Concordia Publishing House and those of Oaktree Software?
This may help clear up any ill feelings that will likely occur.
Posted 24 June 2009 - 10:26 AM
Perhaps it is unfortunate, but business models are necessary for all Christian businesses and ministries. Nothing happens for free. Both CPH and Accordance (OakTree) have limited resources, and business models within which to function. To say that our business models are incompatible is no where near saying profit is either of our sole motives. In fact it isn't even the primary motive (actually its not really a motive at all) for Accordance, and while I certainly wouldn't presume to speak for Paul, or CPH, I'd guess he'd say something similar.
As to the exact nature of the business models in question, or needs of either entity, I do not think this is really the proper forum for such a conversation. So, we won't go into all the details, which quite honestly get rather complicated anyway. I will say that I agree heartily with Paul, in that we gave it our best to work this out. He was frank and gracious with me, and I am grateful for the conversation. Finally, I will say that at this point only one title was in discussion, the forthcoming Lutheran Study Bible, and while things did not work out for that title, I still hold out hope that CPH and Accordance can work together on other products in the future.
Many thanks to all of you for your enthusiasm this.
Accordance Bible Software
Posted 24 June 2009 - 02:17 PM
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