* The Business of Software

A former community discussing the business of software, from the smallest shareware operation to Microsoft. A part of Joel on Software.

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Moderators:

Andy Brice
Successful Software

Doug Nebeker ("Doug")

Jonathan Matthews
Creator of DeepTrawl, CloudTrawl, and LeapDoc

Nicholas Hebb
BreezeTree Software

Bob Walsh
host, Startup Success Podcast author of The Web Startup Success Guide and Micro-ISV: From Vision To Reality

Patrick McKenzie
Bingo Card Creator

 
How to manage an ISV? E-Myth, etc. Michael (6)
Creative ideas for software marketing... Benj (9)
Career Development as a Team? Jeremy Thien (5)
Running an ISV and still keeping a full time day job Nirvana (11)
What to do when a company steals your product? No Name for Now (27)
Micro ISV Advertising MicroISVGuy (19)
Organizing Project release Matthew (5)
Benefits at ISVs ? Patrick (16)
Software licensing for equipment manufacturer keeping them happy and confident (1)
Do you like buzzwords in a candidate's resume? Pi Guy (19)
Contracting: What are the rates? Andy (22)
Pass this book around... (16)
"Growing a Business" Book Club still around? lw (1)
Schedule Paradox D. Lambert (6)
Monthly Sales Variations Roger Jack (5)
Microsoft Genuine Advantage the way of the future? Li-fan Chen (18)
Invoicing: Quickbooks vs InfoPath Nathan (8)
IT still in a downturn? Vaidhy (23)
Ever Resign from a job and… journeyman (15)
QA in biz I want to work in, or developer in other biz? (5)
Basecamps pricing strategy - renting Ged Byrne (20)
90% of software stolen ? Kent (16)
I'm thinking of writing a book about crappy offshored projects Rented Coder (27)
How to invoice a customer Dave (9)
How to be a good software developer Chris (49)
purchasing whole companies for their software falcon (9)
Interesting article on running a business. Mr. Analogy {ISV owner} (9)
What happened to Peter Norton RC (2)
Business Presentation Sandy (3)
If IT outsourcing is so necessary, why doesn't Wal-Mart do it? -- (18)
Why invest in Six Apart? Rambo (15)
software project failures gee bee (12)
Oracle vs MySQL Mixa (24)
Open Source VS Commercial Peter K (24)
Would you buy... Aaron F Stanton (17)
About to Pull the Trigger on Microsoft's Empower Program... Christopher Hawkins (13)
Can a company have 2 CEOs? What about business cards? business newbie (27)
Is a subscription to SoftwareCEO.com worth it? ISV (9)
OK Eric I was wrong! Bill Rayer (23)
Software Email Newsletter sponshorships? Dave C (2)
Coming up with new ideas for software BlackStorm (27)
RentACoder et al... lw (16)
Bankstrong: Check This Out www.MarkTAW.com (7)
pricing a web app debate Ray (13)
Should I outsource myself? SqlPunk (46)
How should a "developer" be defined in a license agreement? Adam Berger (5)
Offshore graphic design dx (4)
Quick Q on Nolo's ebooks Tayssir John Gabbour (2)
Combining your own software with web marketing techniques. SB (0)
Personal Information Manager for an ISV? Mitch & Murray (from downtown) (20)
Hiring people to gather information for software development? K (21)
"Announcing Project Allerton" (11)
Is Broadband Essential to Your Operation? GoLite? (16)
Free tool for Site Stats? Tim (8)
Database/.net objects deployment management Jim (3)
Product Idea: automated disk maintenance Mr. Analogy {ISV owner} (15)
Need expert advice on winforms/control library/onclick deploymen poormanneedsrichclient (3)
Can anyone suggest a good free Proxy Server for Windows? http://eclipsetracker.blogspot.com/ (4)
User's feedback Mark (8)
Support vs. Development Chris (2)
Developer's Progress Likeme (5)
Html or Winforms Vidar (9)
Survey: does your company encourage learning the business side? Carpe Diem (20)
Structuring a Support Contract just another consultant (3)
Legal online generated NDA Wayne (2)
Team Building in Cyberspace Bankstrong (19)
career path for Hacker vs. Software Engineer? Joe Hackensnack (13)
Recommendations for a simple, web-based CRM JT (15)
EA employment practices redux (16)
Easy to use, *hosted* bug-tracking software? Mr. Analogy {ISV owner} (13)
Anti-virus software without renewals Nate Silva (12)
Discussion forums for end users, businesses?? Mark (1)
I'm getting out of IT contracting to launch new software ... Citozki (13)
How Bill Gates manages.....? R (13)
Career Sabbatical Journeyman (14)
How do you collect payments for your microISV? Jacob (5)
Peopleware: first and second editions Ian G (1)
What's the Apple strategy w/ Mini Mac? Fred (28)
European headhunters - anybody knows some good ones? TomasV (4)
What's with Thinstall increasing pricing to $4k per app? Mr. Analogy {ISV owner} (21)
Any good book on Visual Source Safe Sam (8)
How to develop and market software Reno Amrithash (9)
Independent Developer: ....handling big project.... Rohit (8)
Protecting the developer in case... Aaron (17)
Managing development w/Outsourcing company. Aaron (18)
Not For Resale Damn you ebay! (14)
Selling Agile methodology to a client Green Dragon (9)
Source Control Phibian (7)
career paradigm shift: 30 year old intern? traveler (8)
Easiest, cheapest way to collect payment? SellerToBe (25)
Trial Period length Andrew Cherry (16)
Managed vs Root Access Dedicated Servers George D (9)
Developing skills Anon again (7)
Limited Free Version vs Trialware (13)
Programmer's Paradise ... Mitch & Murray (from downtown) (8)
Shipping in Bulk for Small Businesses Li-fan Chen (3)
"McCarthyism" of Job Reference Checking? Bored Bystander (14)
The Mac Mini Mitch & Murray (from downtown) (33)
Career Dilemma.. Bob (10)
Problem with configuring production server... Eric (5)
Sales books lw (9)
Should we let customers "get away with" a second activation? UndecidedTeam (31)
Where can I find a Very Simple Task List Manager Program? EclipseTracker (9)
How do I know if my software is ready for the first release? Panthony (7)
How to create outstanding GUI as a business? George (19)
How to write a good software requirement specification? Jeff (6)
Vault vs. Subversion newbie (7)
Employee Awards - Good or Bad Bad Bad ? Dimitris Staikos (29)
Invoice/Quotation software ideas OneFlew (4)
Online Investments? Pythonic (16)
Sales by email. Marketing by email. Anonymous (7)
Development Methodology for a Product? Vince (3)
Joel's obviously not a golfer Ruffin Bailey (10)
ASP.NET Hosting Jeff (17)
Requirements gathering and specificaitons. George (11)
Registering a domain Developer (22)
How to start an ISV Dave (11)
baby boomers Jacob (38)
The case against non-free (as in speech) software? Crimson (33)
Information Organizer - Do you need one? Developer (14)
Making the transition from programmer to project manager Bill (19)
Tabbed IE-based web browser George (16)
VMWare and community-based distros of linux Li-fan Chen (16)
Aging impact on coding skills John West (21)
Lawyers Hating their Jobs Anon (11)
Buy the software, get car for free? Tom H (9)
Acquiring a Consulting Contract - The Process Vince (2)
Balanced view of Commercial & OSS Scot (28)
Web services for the end-users Pythonic (11)
Pricing software in euros Frederik Slijkerman (29)
Software Influenced by Books, Licensing? Mordecai Ali Van Allen O'Shea (9)
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