* 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

 
R&D vs. software development? Mystran (17 comments)
Business and Babies BB (15)
Rule of 126 Michael Maddox (14)
Experiences with followup email services? Dave (6)
Open Source and Services, or Just Product? Adam (8)
How do I get my service noticed?? Doc (12)
IPSwitch Questions/Discussion indeed (12)
Age old question: How Do You Other Consultants Get Business? Bored Bystander (14)
micro-niche for the micro-isv Jacob (3)
Employees vs Sub-contractors Kevin Moore (10)
Elite Software Organizations Bob Rundle (30)
Common business related roles in software consultancy? Bored Bystander (7)
Reseller agreement template Alex (4)
What is your hiring process? Hirer of People (9)
I write the code, they market it. Royalty estimates? Just Dave (7)
Promoting custom SW development in a non geeklike way? Bored Bystander (14)
Sales impact of FogBugz name John C. (15)
Why lie about the number of employees you have? Me > All ? 1 : 0 = 1 (15)
Product ideas for improving software developer productivity Roger Jack (25)
How to hire JoS-types Bankstrong (5)
How to charge customers for your time TheGeezer (12)
Business idea:  Kill the traditional PBXes Eric Sink (44)
Rate of Pay for long term contract BigJimSlade (13)
Types of Online Businesses chilli (7)
Shareware Blogs Boris Yankov (14)
His advice: move to services Christopher Wells (55)
The new Gospel of Tim O'reilly Christopher Baus (61)
If project is a failure... new (15)
OEM pricing -- caught with our pants down... blah (14)
How should I plan my career? programmer (10)
Getting your product reviewed Roger Jack (2)
Public Alpha Testing Christopher Baus (18)
Add on for ERP Versus Mainstream custom software Chipster (1)
Custom software business model? j2e (9)
Is Microsoft a "sales" or a "product" company? Jim Rankin (25)
Virtual companies info? Mike (4)
Microsoft Certified Partner benefots over Empower Program M^ (5)
Is this Shareware? Brad Williams (8)
Software Sales And Refunds Victor Dugas (5)
Book on fighting commoditizing? Fredc (4)
Question for Joel and Eric on trademarks Mitch & Murray (from Downtown) (1)
Does Microsoft know what they're doing? Dash Riprock, Esquire (67)
Open source part of a product Imre (14)
Extreme Countermeasures for Piracy Scott (20)
Micro ISV niche lw (5)
Pricing from Beta Users sedwo (11)
Why can't I demo the software? Ron Porter (11)
Eric's micro-ISV Boris Yankov (18)
Deployement Advice Kevin Moore (3)
Need advice on filing for a patent... Gili (16)
What is a casual price requiring little thought? William Rayer (13)
Thinking of giving a seminar Bored Bystander (19)
This is not the way to get me to buy your product... Tim Chmielewski (15)
Photography standard commission rate? Gili (14)
attracting customers to my web business Rick Montesani (17)
From full-time employee to self-employed consultant/contractor CoolBoy (8)
How can the anti-spyware products be freeware? MX (8)
Recruiting Affiliates Jim Lamb (22)
Doing training for a living? Teacher trapped in a manager's body (12)
Book suggestion to learn MS Project Philippe Asselin (3)
Purchase Orders Don Price (6)
microISV numbers question Jacob (7)
Copyright, Trademark, Patent - Important? Mike Ferry (1)
Do online review sites help sales Karan (4)
Can you make money with advertising? Kechi (4)
Customer Relationship Email Tools? Mitch & Murray (from Downtown) (7)
Recommendations for blog-creation software? Bob Walsh (8)
PHP vs ColdFusion for new product What to do? (20)
Shipping products causes tax liability? Scot (10)
Crazy idea: selling software with a box Joel Spolsky (63)
Copy protection. AC (16)
Crippleware and making the sale Dennis Forbes (13)
Software for Micro-ISV's: recommended. Bob Walsh (5)
Good source for custom logo merchandise? Joel Spolsky (23)
Pricing an ERP add-on Don Price (14)
Getting early customers to pay for unpolished product? Gili (7)
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