* 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

 
Running Sales/Business Development for semi Start up David Taylor (2 comments)
Tax deductions for donating software Still Anon (5)
interesting site about big software companies and revenue Anonymouse (6)
Another blog about software marketing Chester (4)
Making A Case for Selling Website Software Website Photo Gallery Guy (5)
Equity in a partnership What what, chicken butt (20)
Lastpass, anybody? Edwin (5)
New website design launched Trygve (7)
Website redesigned. Please evaluate again. Adam Papp (9)
VPS for Windows 2008 Server recommendations Anon1221 (3)
$5 per referral -- fair? QWERT (10)
Book: programming patterns and practices Giammarco Schisani (10)
How to get Tucows etc awards/reviews? Pete C (8)
Advice on hosted VPN? Eugene O. (4)
Who to contact for publishing a client list? jg8484 (2)
Just joined a software startup, am I being screwed? Joe Tarantino (45)
Installation and registration of command line utility Bill Conniff (7)
App stores: a threat for misv's? Harald (20)
StartupToDo.com or the Micropreneur Academy ? Omar Mefire (19)
Apples iPad Yakisoft (17)
Looking for network admin services for Amazon EC2 Amir Helzer (4)
Where can I find images for my site? Anon1221 (11)
How often to bill clients? A.J. Pantoja (7)
Newsday gets 35 online subscriptions in 3 months consultutah (3)
Google Voice invitation wanted Craig Welch (2)
Question about Paypal (or other payment processors) Bring back anon (4)
Any one knowns virtual landline phone that will send bills? B2B (12)
Need advice on company email (uISV, GMail, domain names) John Clark (16)
Info about how to found a limited in the UK? Harald (15)
Looking for feedback on beta before major update Dennis Crane (5)
Want to help launch a new startup? (near silicon valley) Jon A (14)
Resolutions Amos (6)
Micropreneur Academy Impressions Kevin Rohrbaugh (22)
I'm having issues with SerialKeyMaker KPMoore (0)
Music while coding Rui Curado (29)
Web Hosting Company ... Zarir Karbhari (11)
Our app got keygened...now what? Andrea D'Intino - Yellow blue soft (39)
Evaluate my website: co3soft.net Adam Papp (12)
Free version vs paid version for the outlining software Fedir Nepyivoda (7)
Advice on academic licenses Quinn (16)
Might be an a little personal approach, but... Edwin (2)
VMWare ThinApp alternateive free? Anonymouse (7)
Google Ad Planner - demographics for any site consultutah (3)
Feedback on a new logo and website Goran Burcevski (17)
Beta tester agreement Sanjay Sethi (9)
Revealing your Product Idea? Eric Malamisura (9)
Stop shooting yourself in the foot Drew Kime (9)
Pre beta release market survey Anon1221 (1)
Protecting javascript and other code from being copied. Bryce Martin (10)
Working away from the office.. Frank Reiff (25)
anyone heard of http://www.submitexpress.com/ for CPC management Anonymouse (1)
Just got $20K from investors - How shoudl i use it? A.J. Pantoja (21)
Using my real name in name for consulting company? Harald (5)
Relies on mouse middle button click, is it a good UI design? Edwin (13)
"free for bloggers" promotion AlexD (8)
Do you *mark* your products installers? Krasimir Evtimov (8)
Amazon EC2 - getting me 'ead around it... John Clark (4)
Beta testing Sanjay Sethi (6)
Would appreciate some feedback on a Linux version of our app Greg DeVore (16)
Question to Windows oriented vendors Dima (12)
What's wrong? imsadmin (9)
.NET Framework, how many PCs has it? Magnus J (11)
Landing page linkings fh (2)
Non US company - US Market - Success? Ahmed Memon (8)
Site Review: embeddedanalytics.com M.J. Schenkel (4)
Adding Wikipedia entry about my company and product fh (7)
the hypocrisy of native apps Emrah (28)
tough competitors Attilah (17)
Where to find remote contractors for short (2-3 month) project. John256 (17)
Need advice on a new version KPMoore (1)
Do you really need a huge e-mail list to launch? Sanjay Sethi (5)
How to hire a US sales / business development professional Toni (9)
Contractors: do you mention your misv-side projects? Harald (13)
Side Project Finally Ready To Launch Eli S (18)
Make it pretty now or later? David Pinn (10)
help , invite some Affiliates to promote WinMount! winmount (2)
Release announcements -> more sales Bring back anon (13)
Got a new Project Shiyam Sundar (9)
Need startup advice Giammarco Schisani (17)
So what do I do next ? Zarir Karbhari (11)
Working with Customers Remotely gengstrand (2)
Raising money for Haiti Andy Brice (7)
http://www.abtests.com/  Interesting site for those interested Anonymouse (2)
Product and Program Manager, what's the difference? Rory Fitzpatrick (8)
New SEO Toolkit extension for IIS released ISV Developers (2)
Should I start talking about my future product? Krasimir Evtimov (7)
Seriously thinking about selling to Indian consumer market Sanjay Sethi (5)
Read ZIP files in PHP S. Tanna (9)
How do you process bounced emails? Anthonyb (8)
SEO and StackOverFlow.com Ubercoder (6)
Customers pay to develop new features, anyone? B2B (14)
Please comment on demo video, thanks. TN from RIATest (6)
Do you have a 64 bit version of your windows app? Edwin (14)
30 days money guarantee and paypal fee stwn inbox (7)
What would you do with $5M and 5 good developers? neednewproject (18)
Fake Subpoenas are illegal Scott (0)
Should I move on to the next idea? Anon1221 (14)
What does this mean? Tim Haughton (5)
Landing page with screen mockups. How to measure demand? Harald (3)
BETA Test Management Tools? Chaim Herskovic (3)
Any feedback appreciated... Craig B (20)
Do you allow 1 license for 2 computers? Gautam Jain (12)
What was that program that made file/folder management fast? Nick Koranda (4myMeMo Reminder Service) (2)
Google and China Tim J (31)
What would you say the ideal nag screen length is? Frank Edwards (6)
Strange Email from  customer  or "customer"  advice please alexandar (18)
Do You exact revenge against people who have maltreated you? JohnD (21)
Anyone can recommend some web design service? wpg (6)
Please give me some feedback for my product.Thanks! Johnson (3)
I Quit My Day Job.  Thanks. Patrick McKenzie (Bingo Card Creator) (51)
Could you give me some feedback about our website? mengevelyn (9)
running a micro-ISV with taking a part-time university course Robert Dobbs (2)
LEGAL ADVICE #101:Delay, think first, don't say or sign anything Robert Dobbs (9)
Outsourcing 2.0 gengstrand (4)
Looking for inspiration on how to fill website for contractor. Harald (4)
Is my website washed out on your monitor? PA (19)
uISV in components business? Is it any good? Spiro (8)
Should I sell parts of my program also or not? Spiro (3)
If you use Spam Assassin you may lose e-mails in 2010. Dennis Crane (3)
How to get users to try. Eric Su (2)
link to .exe directly or getfile.php? I'm Anonymous (5)
A Commanding Subpoena speedytwenty (21)
Software Vs. Appliance Educated Solutions (17)
License package? QWERT (4)
Anyone Used Copyscape? Tim Haughton (1)
Please provide feedback for my product/website Garvey Liu (7)
Mobile software piracy: a vent Christopher Wong (7)
anyone use this site to buy trafic ? Anonymouse (6)
Manually Calculating AB Test Result Mark McLaren (3)
Site`s real-time analytics: getclicky, woopra or ...? ARMSoft (13)
Should I have users sign up to try for free? Anon1221 (10)
Anybody using "Perpetual Payments"? Zviki Cohen (0)
About backups: a bad experience with Lunarpages Rujero Domenichini (6)
Dev. tools & componentsource.com ARMSoft (6)
Please have a check of our products. oldjack (8)
Hotel with (true) High Speed in NYC HoC_Bob (0)
The Softletter 2010 SaaS Survey is Now Open rick chapman (0)
Payment processors and credit card descriptor EricP (10)
Please provide feedback for my product/website Victor Zaguskin (13)
Twendly follow-up: which features shall we charge for? Alex Dong (4)
Contractor advice needed: how to mention sabbatical and own misv Harald (36)
How not to handle pre-sales enquiries DoppelFrog (19)
"Perform a test" (A/B) advice Conrad Albrecht (5)
How to securely login web services when traveling? Edwin (12)
Q: Do you surf with Flash disabled? Jesper Mortensen (18)
FitnessTk Product/Website Review Request Ernie MacNamara (6)
Comparisons to competitors anon-on-occasion (14)
Added script to Hotscripts, Forums, etc. Now What?? Avrind (5)
Launch without a phone number M.J. Schenkel (31)
Jira Vs Fogbugz - pricing John256 (5)
Online FlashCards - SaaS feedback request Ethan Lee (5)
Agile Entrepreneurs Network Group billw (3)
saas and windows / sql server danmq (3)
Looking for some serious Feedback Brandon Powell (14)
Website Launch and Review Russell Thackston (22)
Good news for non-US Entrepreneurs Scorpio (27)
Software idea , access / oo base like web solution my (4)
Overseas Affiliation and Chargeback Fherry (0)
Dedicated servers, product development, the dreaded 'dip'... John Clark (5)
Toplisted bugtracking Tools venugopal (6)
How to transfer website purchase? without SEO rank damage? Anonymouse (5)
Does Silverlight market penetration really matter? anon-on-occasion (9)
Make Better Software Training Series Phil (5)
Strategic Planning for a small software consulting business Javier (5)
Introducing Twendly: Who talks about {{var}} most? Alex Dong (17)
License management options Pete C (2)
SEO not important ? koan (4)
Would you prefer a SaaS over a desktop app? Anon1221 (8)
Distributors & resellers - recommendations & warnings? Duncan Bayne (3)
Stanford Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Seminar billw (6)
Partnership, need advise Rensy (4)
Payment processors again; just security please Conrad Albrecht (6)
Balsamiq turnover in 2009: $1.6 million Steve McLeod (33)
Entering a crowded market - Remote support software Peter Lazarus (6)
Asking for a raise as a developer zsuper (35)
Looking for some frank feedback Richard Edwards (8)
Web-app for simple financial modelling Hiding from my customers (3)
Go no Go? Amos (42)
How to get a free website indexed by search engines? schlabnotnik (5)
Looking for feedback Giammarco Schisani (8)
Reverse engineering legal issues Thomas Rowe (7)
BCC - why should I buy, when I have the online version? anabayan (5)
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