Normally, I don't ever reply to these topics or any topics unless they are requesting help.
I really do NOT understand why people keep doing these stupid topics with their opinion. NOBODY actually cares what YOU think. All they care about is what they think and what they want to happen. Making a topic and starting a flame war has absolutely no resolvement in the debate about whether or not Zmod3 should have a lock feature for V. We had the option to lock in Zmod2 for IV. There is absolutely no difference between then and now. All that is different, is people becoming with more greed because of the more Development Resources that the community has released. Mostly people are bitching because they don't want to wait several years after the release of V to have a vast amount of DEV parts as there is available for IV now, after several years. NOBODY had to release any development parts for IV, yet they did. People will do the exact same thing now with V.
Whining and Bitching to people about wanting things unlocked/given to you, will get you nowhere. It actually shows the modelers who happen to make these things, especially the DEV Parts how childish the community is. All you guys are doing is whining until mommy and daddy gives you what you want, or not at all and the arguments and tantrums still continue until you find something else to whine about. Either way, you move on. It's life. It's the modelers choice as to whether or not they decide to release anything unlocked or not; However, complaining about locked models, makes the modelers who do release quality mods, either not want to release it no matter what(locked or not), or never as a DEV part, and especially not here on LCPDFR since it's not supported.
If that's not good enough for you, put it this way: Just tell LCPDFR to release LSPDFR unlocked as open-source. Apparently everything for V should be unlocked, right? LSPDFR is for V. ...................... Exactly, they won't. Why? Because they took the time to create something of quality and wish to preserve it for the community they wish to keep it on. It's their choice as to whether or not they release it with open-source for the community. Again, they won't. Too many people would steal it and take complete credit for by making some single small minor change to it.
I'm on both sides of the fence; however, I'm more for the support of locking for V. I will not release any vehicles for V until there is support to lock. I've made over 60GB worth of skins. I'm not ever going to release anything because of the community wishing to steal and claim as their own although the issue gets taken care of quickly if it does happen (which is a lot, not surprisingly). I can see where people want access to wonderful mods that have been released, I'm the same way but I understand when someone wants it locked to prevent ripping and stealing.
In summary, quit the bitching and whining. It's not going to get you anywhere nor is it going to persuade the authors who create phenomenal mods, to ever release unlock. In the end, it'll actually make them release locked, no DEV parts, or nothing at all. I'd rather enjoy something of great quality that is locked than something of shitty quality that is unlocked.