* 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

 
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My new.. um... "startup" AlexD (17)
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Age Old , much repeated question for payment processors Zarir Karbhari (5)
When is a name too close to another? Stevek2 (9)
Code Signing Bill Anonomist (14)
My first startup MajinSaha (11)
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Errors & Omissions insurance? KevinC (5)
Code Signing Certificate options/advice David Lombardi (7)
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Pad file - how many words? David Lombardi (4)
GSA schedules Doug (5)
Some advice on my site Tom Maisey (22)
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How do you respond to this one? S. Tanna (15)
Reposting - this time without the required signup Mikhail Fayer (11)
Volume pricing KevinC (4)
Joel on why he owns his slaves 24/7 Scott (15)
Please do not use OpenID Scott (25)
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Free event and action dashboard for startups - Is this useful? nilesh (2)
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How to license a UserControl for .NET developers? anon_4_this (6)
Plimus down? dannylim (22)
Online to-do list announcement Serge Kravchenko (4)
Using a trademarked product name in a software title. Jacob Smith (6)
Download sites automatically publishing my software? JB Brossard (5)
Naming for new service Astraport (11)
Rate my value proposition: Clinton (3)
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Direct payments VD (7)
Purchase Page MariusVE (8)
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Algorithms from CS journals Mike T (14)
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Product Mascot and beta signup nilesh (3)
Logo Design: Opinions please Wayne Wong (13)
BoS Wiki Idea - best business entity for micro-ISVs... DeAngelo Lampkin (4)
MicroISV Jump Start Project Rico (1)
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