The Basecamp team is doing some of the most exciting work in the software space these days. This week they released Campfire, the first product under their Once brand (sub-brand?).

The core idea is that you buy software just once instead of monthly like in a SaaS.

Add up your SaaS subscriptions last year. You should own that shit by now.

SaaS isn't all bad and buy-once isn't all good, but it's definitely interesting that someone is trying to innovate in this space.

The business model is simple, the license is simple, and the software itself is simple.

Maybe it's just nostalgia for a simpler time, but I find all of this very interesting. Software today is moving fast in the opposite direction. This is refreshing and compelling.

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