* 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

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BreezeTree Software

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

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Bingo Card Creator

 
Hiring a Businesswoman (or man) Newbie CEO (8 comments)
Is using 2nd personal line for business OK? Cheap Posterior (15)
What do you bill for, and how? Shy girl (15)
Billing Dispute - What Would you Do? NetFreak (23)
Secure paid blog service Market Squares (3)
Congrats to Eric example (4)
Fame and the Small ISV Jim Kane (7)
Working on site 1/2 time not me (6)
Thoughts on this Usability idea? Mr. Analogy {Shrinkwrap ISV owner} (13)
Reading other people's code and the GPL Arsalan Zaidi (17)
microISV Licensing/Selling Tactics sedwo (11)
Anyone distributing .net apps? (not inernal-only) Mr. Analogy {Shrinkwrap ISV owner} (17)
USB key drives as deployment devices? Ellers (15)
Copyright enforcement w/out explicit license Christopher Baus (19)
Software development methodology for ISVs? Dave C (10)
Please recommend me a good SE university in the US Johan Tibell (14)
There is no recession Jonathan (25)
Sourcegear's future Roger Jack (18)
Micro ISVs and Support Alan (12)
Who uses the term "sourcing" for candidates? Rednatsyb Derob (7)
social networking software bob (3)
How do you make the startup -> corporate transition. WoodenTongue (8)
giving gifts to your (big) corporate customers Friendly guy (8)
How to pay developers Fraser Orr (19)
What should we do with our patent? Pablo Flores (26)
Micro ISVs - Enterprise at the Edge of Profitability Peter (2)
Desktop version vs. Web version To web or not to web (23)
Making Money from Open Source Denis Krukovsky (13)
So are the VCs just flat out wrong? Vince (16)
Not free anymore Peter K (12)
I dislike my job.. is it better elsewhere? pi guy (24)
The mechanics of getting people to pay... Arsalan Zaidi (8)
Non profit opportunity; some questions An unnamed regular (13)
Locked-down $100 PC for Internet access? Fred (22)
Contracting Nightmare NotReadyToPutMyNameYet (5)
The Product Dilema Paul (17)
Corporate Recordkeeping I've been a bad corporate overlord... (8)
There has to be the first time... Pythonic (8)
Collevtives Adrian (15)
Halo 2 - 125 million in sales in the first 24 hours Anonymous (18)
Stock Options - Shifting Sands ToodlePip (2)
Custom fees Evgeny Gesin (5)
Death marches and late projects Torsten (18)
Our Software was "Cracked" Roger Jack (24)
Good Pitch Andrew Cherry (3)
Bootstrapping and Set Goding Farid (6)
Good Knowledge Base Software? Mike Beam (7)
Maintenance Agreements dummy (6)
Profit Sharing? michael sica (8)
Exchanging Contracts Clueless About This Stuff (3)
Stock Options - Distribution Curious (12)
Unionisation in the software industry Anonymous Internationalist (36)
Workplace Talk - Salaries Discreetly Anonymous (34)
[a-z]*\d\d\d\d\@aol\.com William Rayer (6)
Long hours, tough schedules, etc. Ed (12)
SOHO: Wiring my new house Bob Rundle (23)
Income of (micro)ISV / Shareware business.... Liam (11)
Foreign applicants to US jobs Morten Hanssen (7)
Long hours at EA Games Frank Hofmann (37)
Duplex printer? Flava Flav (11)
When does it make sense to form a company? Alex Moskalyuk (13)
CMMI anyone? Eric Olander (10)
Would this line on a resume cover letter keep you from hiring the artist formerly known as prince (27)
Carrer advice Douglas (14)
Health Insurance GiorgioG (19)
How would you move mount Google? www.MarkTAW.com (2)
Job Hunting Advice Jason (35)
What's the nicest out-of-hand-rejection letter you ever got? Joel Spolsky (45)
PowerPoint or demo? Philo [MSFT] (29)
Backup Practices Jeremy (14)
Delegate tasks to intern/new guy The new boss (9)
"Build a company cheap. Flip it fast. Repeat" Chris (8)
Run the company with open books? example (13)
e-business or online business? Pythonic (3)
Resources about Team-Building Martin Hoffmann (8)
Post Card Marketing for services Bored Bystander (18)
Hold 'em, Fold 'em, Walk Away, Run Just Some Dude (16)
Authoring shareware/FireFox extensions Potential SW author (3)
Accidently competing with big companies Vince (15)
More tasks in Web Development Berlin Brown (15)
MOVED: Kayako eSupport Alternative? (PHP helpdesk software) Edward Livingston (1)
Signing company Christmas cards sent to clients...WTF? Scrooge (31)
Software Development Kenyan Style Peter Muchemi (4)
Positioning software products Gail (3)
Optimal organizational structure for largeish software org Steve Peterson (13)
Studying further, need expert opinions! illiterate high performer. (14)
Midwest USA 1099 help please Justamere Reader (usually) (3)
What are the "Must-Reads" for Software Business? Peter (11)
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