* 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

 
Application Testing (is Mark from softwareexaminer.com about?) Sam H (4 comments)
Self-hosted Email Marketing Tool Liam McLennan (12)
FTP Hosting suggestions Donald Adams (6)
Workgroups done right Dror (0)
Two cool projects looking for co-founders Alain Raynaud (5)
...MP3 to Words Converter... Attilah (9)
easy PC texting on Bits du Jour. Why wouldn’t you buy it? AlexL (8)
Work Made for Hire Agreement Ryan Wilson (4)
Web Apps that allow users to vote/make suggestions? Kevin Dahlhausen (6)
SaaS staffing Ryan Wilson (2)
Looking for thin installer that downloads and installs files. Steve Bushman (6)
How to check if competition is doing Google Ads on my trademark? marketeer (5)
Need some advice on selling PHP script Charlie77 (12)
Facebook settlement - would you do the same as Zuckerberg? Robert Dobbs (8)
Public Beta Release - feedback please James Standen (19)
Where to look to collaborate on projects? Shane Witbeck (4)
Does free version help in generating exposure? Dejan Grujic (22)
Hosted version control Patrick Foley (31)
Do you promote your app on Digg? Coprime (5)
Sales and Traffic stay flat, what's wrong? Alain Bocherens (devsoft) (12)
Biochemical Laboratories Software Germán Arduino (10)
Media File Security - Step 2 Sun Wen (8)
Which MS ISV program is right for me? Steven Lee (6)
Launched my 3rd uISV today - blatant self-promotion and thanks jthurman (20)
Beta testing process jov1 (8)
Need some recommendations on Demo-video producers MK (4)
Another installer / Installation issues question (.NET) uwf (21)
Amazon SimpleDB Explorer - new release and BitsDuJour promotion Saurabh (1)
No Win98 support in installer - would anyone care? Dmitry Leskov (14)
Plimus "order information reminder" Johnny Zetterstrom (4)
Got questions re Silverlight you want answered? Bob Walsh (15)
BoS london dinner markee (2)
Request for feedback on Web Site Jim Lamb (15)
2nd Triangle microISV Group Meetup is tomorrow, 2/24/09 Jon Chase (1)
First sale and dilemma Dima (11)
How do I test a Universal Binary on an Intel Machine NaiveBayesian (11)
Thoughts on my mISV idea? Nate Reed (11)
How to find potential customer who wants to secret there medias Sun Wen (12)
What to do with my interns??? John T. (9)
fighting burnout Registration Sucks! (11)
How to handle this potential customer Jim Jones (13)
I think I have 'web rage' Joske Vermeulen (12)
Charging for removing a logo. Prefers Not To Register (7)
To mISV or not mISV, that is the ? NaiveBayesian (7)
Incorporated! Tomas Kohl (3)
Sales have slowed to a crawl Steven Lee (10)
Version numbering - same install vs new install The Rich ISVer (6)
Very usefull PHP script alexandar (4)
v1.0 without a GUI Smiley (13)
Need Feedback - 2.0 release Steve Li (7)
The Fog Creek Business Plan Bruce Chapman (15)
New domain name! Germán Arduino (18)
Sales numbers for my first iPhone app Jabavu Adams (6)
Do we need business license/permits to sell our software online? sigus (11)
Domain name:  .org; .net? Karen Tiede (12)
Feedback on product Needed George Stivenson (31)
Online activation...do you use it? PatrickC (19)
When is a market too crowded? Basic market research? Harald (8)
Why Venture Capitalists are Rude Furqan Nazeeri (12)
consultancy and ebook on ecommerce platforms. steve bardis (2)
The Softletter 2009 Sales Compensation and Efficiency Survey rick chapman (2)
what mobile platform choose to develop Meir (13)
MS getting desperate? Joe Knapp (23)
SwiftCD bought by Digital River Steve Bushman (9)
How long is your license key? The Rich ISVer (22)
LLC taxes.  Turbotax online? Michael H. Pryor (12)
Desktop app: Java (Swing) or Adobe AIR/Flex MJ (8)
Best day/time to send email announcement? Aaron Epstein (8)
Advertising Java components Nathan Funk (1)
Batch Image Processing George (7)
Pricing experiments with Fog Creek Copilot Michael H. Pryor (8)
Plimus Not Paying Vendor Cool Guy (8)
MBA useful for developers? Daniel Brown (16)
A cheeky user support request Steve McLeod (13)
What if you suddenly need a Dedicated server? Where to look? Anonymouse (14)
CNET really sucks Nick (18)
Hostgator.com? or bluehost.com? for shared hosting. Anonymouse (11)
How to Split Budgets Between Partners? Tobin Harris (3)
Getting a US Bank Account Fernando Rodriguez (EasyJob Resume Builder) (3)
Released prototype Excel add-in for easily making Python add-ins Thomas P. Boesen (4)
New Poll Germán Arduino (8)
Any good books on "programming" a large software division? Ama (13)
Interactive Tutorial right in the software? How? Anonymouse (4)
Who's applying for jobs.joelonsoftware? John256 (8)
Cheap client AZ (20)
.Net Client profile for MISV Karsten (16)
Have the BizSpark requirements changed? IanH. (4)
app for tracking consulting time Andy Brice (25)
Financing your seed-stage mISV after a layoff Brian Cline (5)
How soon should you post screenshots and videos of your app? Neal (7)
T-Shirts printing and bulk sending services Dennis Crane (3)
Selling software via Amazon Andreas Lipphardt (3)
What do regular layed off people do? Ama (14)
Has anyone use StatViz or Pathalizer to track their site traffic Sam Lee (1)
New Search Idea Stormy (6)
Is the tech recession over? Joel Spolsky (58)
French-speaking Business of software A. Perdereau - MarcheAuxOctets (3)
Corporate IT doesn't want the "best" Scott Nelson (16)
Spam from own email addresses Devrim Erdem (8)
What do I do with my idea? Antony (21)
second product! Glenn C (11)
How to maintain a server if you are not an admin? Harald (4)
SitePoint 5-for-1 Sale Matt Fettke (8)
Ribbon UI Alan Colburn (11)
Micro ISV - getting started. Neville Lewis (8)
Implemented a Javascript shopping cart -- thoughts? Patrick McKenzie (Bingo Card Creator) (17)
Selling online from Romania Cristian Pascu (6)
If open source solution exists, use it or develop anyway? Harald (7)
Bad ISV Marketing Ideas from the Department of Stupid Neville Franks (2)
An Engineer's Suggestion for the Stimulus Plan Furqan Nazeeri (18)
Learning Basic Web Architecture? Paul Johnson (17)
Released! Johnny Zetterstrom (24)
Process documentation software? Karen Tiede (2)
Update on progress of JET vs. standard Java split test Patrick McKenzie (Bingo Card Creator) (14)
Comments on GoodBarry NubeSteve (2)
Software consulting/contracting resources Niko (3)
Web-site copy editing Toni (7)
How do you make money? Clarke Ching (13)
Question about my company name Germán Arduino (13)
Payoneer get stupid? Dmitri Zatona (8)
What's your profit-to-sales ratio? Mark McLaren (2)
Feedback for my video demo Steve McLeod (12)
How Much Tolerance Over Service Outages? gengstrand (9)
Payoneer support Nick (4)
Wordtracker alternatives TomEUS (2)
What is the best way to market a software training company Carl (4)
Anybody here using erlang for a commercial product? Bart Park (7)
hosted web-app: one instance or multi-instance? AlexD (6)
Need company naming help! Steve Bushman (10)
Selling customers details Anthony (7)
Do I need a business bank account? Ryan Michela (9)
Advertising lullaby Christopher Wells (6)
Advertise on FaceBook Jovan (6)
price of Akamai IP Application Accelerator tarun u (5)
Anyone using Amazon FPS for their online payments? Fernando Rodriguez (EasyJob Resume Builder) (1)
No response from swiftcd? Isaac (2)
PayPal Website Payments Pro - Asp.net Steve Bushman (6)
OK, so now what Kevin Moore (23)
€ and $. How to keep everybody happy and not die trying? Sergi Papaseit (21)
Reading material suggestions for science-based company David D (3)
MicroISV Analysis: Are you a monster or a small fry? Kosta Rozen (8)
TheFunded coming to Boston (founder / CEOs only) Furqan Nazeeri (1)
LinkedIn Users Germán Arduino (6)
Adwords and Organic rankings Quinn (12)
Product name possible issue Ruben Gamez (6)
Language choice for military market DesperateDev (13)
Switching domains Jeroen V (6)
Photo gallery vs. Video demo - preferences? uwf (8)
Twitter Users ScottK (39)
Customer reminds me that customers think differently... Patrick McKenzie (Bingo Card Creator) (18)
How can I make my employees deliver more polished products? Mike Scorpio (28)
Encryption and export control Doug (4)
Announcing my new application & site Kevin Moore (8)
mISV in Belgium Nilo Menezes (3)
Crumby PO Behaviour Mark Nemtsas (12)
Announcing a new product or release Germán Arduino (6)
New design and product page. Need your opinions... Virgil (8)
Blast Email/Spam M.J. Schenkel (11)
When is Trademarking worth the hassle? Sergi Papaseit (13)
Graduating to the next level Ryan Wheeler (4)
back slash Saurabh (15)
Small free utility to help gain interest in my main product Ruben Gamez (7)
Feature Fatigue Oliver (4)
Release early, but how early? Alan Szlosek (10)
On Requiring registration before download Bruce Chapman (11)
Reseller's percentage Rensy (10)
Repackaging an app released under the GPL to be a hosted service here we go again... (10)
Ubercode Update (new forum & trial pack) Will Rayer (0)
What do folks think of the Ma.gnolia disaster? Breck Carter (15)
Does Java pay well for freelancing jobs? Dr.Albert James (PHD) (4)
Review my site (again) steveneo (3)
Thousands of downloads from 1 IP address in China? Dominic (8)
Micro-ISV Poll II Germán Arduino (2)
Is a team of work-at-home employees realistic? Alex Balashov (34)
Setting up an office Andrey Butov (2)
CNET PPD sucks Nick (8)
Do you sell others people software? alexandar (3)
Predicting Software Sales using Google Analytics Stormy (2)
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