* 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

 
top n microisvs? curiousbob (9 comments)
Peer2Peer  desktop application - any potential here (9)
Need advice on pricing tool for Java developers Prashant (11)
CodeSmith Pro Anon CodeMan (5)
New Year's Resolution Anonnabe (13)
Paying it forward... Andrey Butov (7)
My first product Liam McLennan (5)
Consulting while building mISV application uISV guanabi (13)
Seeking feedback Boris Yankov (33)
adc select membership hardware discount curiousbob (2)
Stats this week Misv Newbie (20)
Do Crackers Usually Hot Link To Trial Versions? Bandwidth Cost Money (9)
Update - PerfectTablePlan *was* on TV (sort of) Andy Brice (13)
Generating Revenues on the Web ? (4)
New Antair Product Released Andrey Butov (12)
eSellerate Security Sufficient ? Impressionable (3)
Turning Down Resellers Anon for This (9)
Seeking Product Advice: Beta's and Business Models Roger (1)
Price increase after initial release? Stucko (20)
Global Payment Processors: who's the best? VoltageSpike (7)
The "Blocked for spam" is preventing customer contact Ingvar Nilsen (10)
One app to rule them all, or multiple, overlapping apps? Anon (10)
Do you tell your interviewers about your other job interviews bgbg.bg (8)
Have a look at my new web site! Ingvar Nilsen (14)
Win or Mac for a new uISV? uISV guanabi (24)
PAD File samples and marketing Pado (5)
Opinions on Closing my mISV Kevin (10)
Easy payment procesor for international seller Mario A. Montoya (8)
Emerging startup web sites Bot Berlin (4)
OT: yes it sucks sometime John.K. (14)
Company Name Question. (moved the Q out of the other topic) s (13)
New Website Review Amol Naikwadi (9)
What happened to sourceforge? Bot Berlin (3)
Starting off in multiple directions Albert Kennis (7)
Contract companies and corp to corp contracts Contractor (4)
Release software update around New Year Jacob (2)
Launch of a new web application Venky (9)
Site Review - Take 2 / Product review - Take 1 sdani (3)
My best wishes to you all. Andrey Butov (6)
Product Valuation -Rob (4)
Development Tools ray alonso (15)
What to register for exactly ? anon until my uISV will be ready (13)
Using international distributors Anon for this (6)
Press release experiences Smithy (12)
Google Analytics for file download tracking. Tracki (7)
What is seapc.exe? JSD (3)
Best way to grow... Geoff M (4)
"Publisher could not be verified...Do you sign your application? H.Dan (16)
reaching customers/finding need outback (10)
Canadian Technology Entrepreneurs (SR&ED) Canadian Techie (7)
Corporate Bullshi* Kieran (15)
In Seattle, but don't know what kind of Entity: llc, dba, etc.. sb (10)
Forum software that can be integrated boris (5)
Advice about what to do with an old site anon until my uISV will be ready (9)
Euphemism for 'killing time' stoneyowl (17)
Windows 98 Users Gunnar Drager (23)
Company details on web site and UK Law Smithy (15)
Failed redirects Steve (1)
Plimus Payment Processing Wouter Dhondt (11)
"Latest News" page on a site John Hyde (3)
Google Trends, Overture, ..... and your new product idea feaseable (3)
natural enterprise outback (1)
How are your micro ISVs going? Young Coder (18)
Go to Microsoft or stay put? Advise seeker (20)
What do you like about developing your mISV product? Bored Coder (19)
Am I being a Jerk at sales? (Long) snooty_me (19)
Project Documentation Irman Herdiana (4)
Initiating Live Chat with Visitors Ernic (17)
www.programmingfromhome.com a good idea? sb (12)
____ ISV: How to properly charge for software ? ? ? Tim (6)
How to stop the spam bots on support forum? Tim Weiler (14)
case studies outback (3)
When to get VC's involved? pete (15)
Competitor may be lying to steal our customers big business (17)
Burning the bridges (long) Blank (18)
Purchase Orders and the end of the Year Dennis Crane / Dr.Explain (5)
Drafting an EULA - Do I need a lawyer John Rusk (20)
Can you charge $5000 for templatemonster website? The monster (29)
Online Backup - One Time Fee Business Model Nick Koranda (20)
Handling authentication re: license upgrades anon (6)
Partneship LLC Rajeev Gopal (3)
Is scheduled downtime okay? Warren Stevens (10)
Site license Anon here (14)
Which Software Do You Use to manage all your lists ? anon until my uISV will be ready (40)
User Interface Design Companies Anon for this question (7)
2, 4, 6 week notice? Anon (24)
Not-for-profit Internet Bank in India Known (8)
Customers are clear about 'web-based', do they get 'desktop' desktop (19)
Money Is Not Free too_weird (15)
When did it become OK to BS? Boris Yankov (32)
Christmas Messages Santa (15)
multiple languages for website Jay (12)
best country to run a mISV? Andy Brice (55)
online apps are winning Mikael Bergkvist (25)
Gave two weeks notice day before xmas party wageslave (52)
Incorporate LLC when you expect to move states in a year or two JAWspeak (5)
After 2 years, I finally shipped Tim Weiler (33)
any one using Google Checkout here? anon (10)
No Sales from Six Days Depressed (19)
Rant: Microsoft "Help" Karl Perry (20)
Concrete question about "trial" and "personal" versions Terry Smith (14)
How to submit newsletter? Jack Wang (4)
Some microISV statistics micro isv gonna be (28)
Could cubicles start disappearing? an HSP (8)
Line up management software? Peter G. (6)
MISV Experiment Hungry Website Developer (26)
Is this bad time for launching a new version? anon (8)
What programming language for a web application Costin (16)
Web-based or desktop? Christopher Wells (13)
Setting up a Large Beta Focussed Program Eric Byres (1)
Web Applications for the Desktop Ben Mc (21)
death of the desktop somewhat overstated? old style (27)
MicroISV webportal solution ray alonso (10)
blogger to developer outback (12)
The cost of copywriting? copyRequired (15)
Payment system for obtaining Website Login password Newbie for charging money for this stuff (2)
Pointers on VPN development Mike (4)
Focus on one idea Michael B (14)
McAfee Warnings Dave (7)
Media whore Andy Brice (30)
Get it right the first time? Deo (10)
Holiday Promotions? Paul Levine (5)
Google Analytics Question ian (3)
Press Release to announce new Customers? software programmer (14)
history of fogbugz outback (13)
Floating / x concurrent users licensing MB (Business Energy Efficiency Software) (17)
Customer (Self-serve) License Management Brian/DC (6)
December Sales Anemic Patrick McKenzie (21)
New Internet "video modding" community in Beta Overstream (12)
And another mISV launches... Jaap (19)
Submitting to software sites. Is it useful? Javier (8)
Real Estate Software and MLS Integration melon_helmet (20)
anyone familiar with "tortious interference" someone (14)
Roboform : blessing or menace AG (8)
PAD Files? Paddler (18)
MicroISV Joint Venture Andrey Butov (13)
Peachtree accounting mynameishere (12)
To be or not to be? Igor Agafonov (12)
Convert emails to web/blog Nick Koranda (7)
Newsletters Dennis Crane / Dr.Explain (5)
Content Management - Could I sell my system ? Chris (14)
How much internet access for developers anon (19)
Need your help and feedback Can Balioglu (10)
landing page - compare with the competition? sdani (9)
Hard-coding web address into app me2 (20)
Seperate or same key when user buys multi-copies? Crown (7)
Tracking info of user, like OS version Frappy (3)
New product release, please give feedback JSD (20)
Simplicity Mitch & Murray (from Downtown) (9)
How do you "balance" the family life noname (23)
Pop an easy survey on uninstall married with children (13)
Payment gateway allowing for flexible recurring billing? Matt (8)
Refering to big customers via logo anon for this (7)
Code name to real name transition codeName (5)
Do you any company that makes Animated Flash stuff? anon (2)
share-it going aggressive... Jon (18)
My 2% conversion rate - do 98% think it stinks? just curious (15)
Distributing and Access (MDB) File with my app Nick Koranda (11)
Business idea: significant other upkeep Anonymous for Safety (35)
Capex to Opex off sheet accounting Question pete (2)
Just getting started need web/blog hosting MorningCoder (9)
Product similar to previous work (Long) Anon for this question (11)
Creation of a Technology roadmap Michael (5)
Any success providing SAAS app to small businesses? Phil C (6)
Paypal is not just good enough for selling anything anon (13)
Anybody ever used a recruiter? Patrick McKenzie (21)
HTML to RTF GNU World Order (2)
I finally went the whole 9 yards and started Tuyware ... Uytterhaegen Tommy (17)
Need some help with an idea. Kevin (5)
Buzzword bingo Andy Brice (3)
Rate of Hard Drive Failures Nick Koranda (26)
Idea for Printer Friendly Ian L (6)
Inspiration Joshua Hayworth (10)
Adopt a dying technology? Andrew Robinson (10)
Press Release Sites Online - A Distribution Tool? software programmer (9)
Dharmesh's Thesis? Adleman (3)
Untill now I thought if I build a product, i'd make money. Stucko (36)
Can't remember the name of a new .net web framework like Rails edddy (5)
Consulting work thru the Internet, anyone? OP (12)
How do I become a millionaire in the software business? Wannabe Millionaire (43)
The multimillion dollar page AmazedAgain (9)
Are HBS resources overkill for a new entrepreneur Blake (8)
Does anybody know of a good company to test installations? Matt (8)
Password security and web hosting companies Owner of insecure site (12)
Competitor website copying ours Victim (19)
Moving customers onto subscription Colm Ryan (11)
Adding auto-updating in my app awetoe (10)
License key in "About" box taggr (6)
Licensing Strategy Anonnabe (24)
Firefox Hijacker? I Solve My Problems Through Violence (19)
dysfunctional accounts departments Andy Brice (17)
Micro- and macro-economics for the common man? TheFred (38)
Wink versus Camtasia sumilp (15)
HTML to PDF? anon (12)
Contracting foreign workers anon for now (7)
Company Blog - 3rd Party Service OR Self development Dan H. (16)
Outsourcing! Victim of our own success Asif @ Cubex (11)
business vs personal blog Rohan Almeida (9)
I see people cashing in. Michael B (12)
Technical Support Lou (10)
Market research - what questions to ask? Starr Horne (12)
PerfectTablePlan - congrats Mike in Montreal (13)
Customer service Disgruntled (9)
Anti-piracy questions Patrick Kirk (26)
Follow up reminder Doug (0)
Follow up to previous post anon (1)
Hiring a different kind of employee Phil Cairns (51)
Cooperation vs Competition Mike Reynolds (2)
Update on "Plimus Hacked" sumilp (7)
A green style website Jack Wang (15)
Anyone who only sells software not makes them? Asif @ Cubex (5)
Advice sought for ebook sales for client Anon for now (4)
What programming language for a desktop application Costin (58)
need publisher Denis Bukin (2)
Free Marketing Ideas? MarketingGenious (7)
Domain Name Frustration K9 (25)
Release early and often or fix all bugs once a week? Patrick Kirk (8)
Frustrated: Integrating Front-End Team with Back-End Team (5)
Please review my website - Lots of updates. Stucko (23)
Bundle software with book? (7)
Alternatives to Google Site Search? Nick Hebb (6)
Quick and dirty source control projecto (15)
Plimus Hacked (or other issues)? EdH (14)
One Time Fee to pay for recurring cost business model Nick Koranda (16)
Moving from Linux open-source to Windows shareware...advice? Former Linux Dude (8)
When is it time to pull the plug on a new product Struggling mISV (17)
Warcraft Gold System - please rate my site Patrick Kirk (17)
investing in "swingx" MR (7)
New time tracking desktop app for freelancers - Please review Nicu (22)
Bill Gates for President! Wayne B (3)
What builds trust on a website distrustful. (16)
good email solutions for busy people working from everywhere. jon (7)
Major Overhaul PA (17)
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