I certainly wish Maplesoft to be around for a lot longer; Maple having become a rather indispensable tool for me in my work.
But some water needs to be poured into the wine:
Maplesoft has emphasized and taken pride in its STEM-education related work for a long time. How come, then, that my Raspberry Pi has "that other System" installed rather than Maple?? Given the not so small power of the Pi 3; if I were a student nowadays I'd get a Pi 3 and that would be that. And why would I switch to Maple later? (Full disclosure: I did just that; but the initial prompt was a free [to my dept] site license and a rather inane licensing policy of "that other company", added with at the time only a small amount of work invested with the other system).
How come one of my erstwhile students was told he could not move his student license of Maple to his new computer, making him switch to "that other system" which he gets for free (from his university)? Customer and Maple user lost; probably forever. Probably not the only case.
Market forces are real, and I sometimes wonder, given Maple's relative obscurity in at least my field (physics and particle accelerators), how long it can survive unless it makes it attractive (irresistible) to keep using it.
Still, thriving for 30 years is not a small feat in these days, so my congratulations and thanks go out to the Maple team. Please stay around.