1. User pays same amount for 'capped' bandwidth regardless
2. "Developer" pays for their bandwidth - even though it doesn't really line the pockets of the user with any savings
3. "Developer" passes buck to users with higher prices/more ads.
Meh, at that cost ($9/mo?) - developers using it for non-android purposes will move away to a VPS.
Giving the platform really just exclusivity for Android app makers for the publicity perks.
The instance and bandwidth expenses are garbage compared to AWS.
Uhm, that tax already exists: It's called lower miles per gallon with raising gas prices.
Does it hurt them enough to pay double in gas than they would have 8 years ago, to switch from an SUV to a car? Nope!
At the butt-rape cost of switching to Oracle, they could hire an extra small army of programmers to turn MySQL into FBSQL and give the haters the middle finger (Hell, they're already there from what I understand).
For OCD purposes the quote from the movie is "My old pappy used to say 'He who fights and runs away can live to run away another day'" .
It was "Bret Maverick".
And in the end they had a line talking about how he always misquotes his dad.
Does everyone seriously think the cost will remain the same?
What happens when a company/brand goes belly up and the TLD is auctioned off?
Most of us don't trust ICANN as far as we can throw, this move is just point in case, the restrictions will loosen .