* 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

 
Selling software on eBay RC (6 comments)
Eric's article on Team System pricing - Developer licenses (3)
Resume Writing Services Bob (2)
Article about the guy who sold first and developed later? baegsi (16)
Is it OK to make money at any cost? (wordpress) Ian (15)
How FOSS is no barrier to commercial developers earning a living Simon Lucy (11)
ISV's working in Developing Countries M.Raza Saeed (12)
Customers at the ends of the bell curve Bill Carlson (11)
Number of .Net developers? Jeff Kotula (9)
Telecommuting Tax Decision Rich Rogers (9)
No hosted version of FogBugz.  Why I wonder? Christopher Hester (10)
Software Sales & Marketing Event in New York City, April 11 Nigel Edelshain (3)
examples of beautifully designed web sites? (31)
SIC - ISV conference. Anyone going? Anyone been? Mr. Analogy {uISV owner} (1)
Quitting the job: final checks before giving notice chimpy (20)
IP rights for custom software Far A. Field (10)
Finding a business partner on a new business Jeff Noble (8)
Fun with pricing Eric Wise (8)
Offline Web Forum Promotion through Cyber-cafes? young forum admin (2)
Recruiter giving psych exam Jon (16)
Build vs Buy example (24)
Vertical versus Horizontal underscore (7)
About advertising an job opening... Paracelsus (18)
Search Engine Optimization Ian (11)
Your product is as bad as it can be... ~ (30)
Venture Capital and salary East Coast Coder (11)
What you would want out of Amazon? Ian Sefferman (21)
Micro-ISVs And Relationships (14)
Choosing a product name Phibian (35)
Documenting xml files Slartibartfast (7)
Reviving Dead Software Captain Stinky (18)
'Productizing software' Ian Molesworth (9)
Can you distribute the java/.net runtime in a commercial app? Java Wanna be Commercial (18)
Proposal Templates (4)
Refund requests and CC fraud rates Developer next door (7)
Do recruiters really "blacklist" candidates? Chickenshit Coward (24)
Legality Of Reverse-Engineering File Format Would Be Micro-ISV (12)
software for lawyers RC (14)
What are "industry standard" hourly rates for contractors? OneFlew (14)
Charging for Web applications Alex Moskalyuk (0)
Small ISV starting out - Employee moral Berlin Brown (16)
JoS collaboration: new ideas for software Misanthrope (13)
Surfulater Web site update Neville Franks (19)
How to drive a software project as technical manager? Paul Sutton (13)
Marketing & Business Book Recommendations GUI Joe (10)
What to do after you make your millions... Jason (15)
How/Where to announce a new product? Bob Walsh (6)
Consultant travel reimbursement Jason Pettys (5)
GPL confusion: is this legal? i (7)
Tablet PC RC (9)
Announcing product upgrades Anonymous (7)
Copyright & software user interface PA (4)
wwYd (need advice, what would you do) see dick run (7)
Globalization (as in language, not trade) Adam Berger (4)
Google AdSense Revenues? Peter Sherman (13)
Paul Graham founds venture firm Ethan Herdrick (18)
Peer code reviews Justin Creasy (19)
Microsoft wants patent fairness Simon Lucy (7)
Selling a site - what's a fair price? DigitalVenturer (18)
VB, VB.Net and .Net RC (8)
Internet statistics and where to find it Researcher (5)
Copyright issues with using "ACT" in a product name? Not Sure (7)
Whipping the Long Tail around lw (5)
Meeting others in the industry - NYC Lee (3)
(Simple + easy to use) low cost real 3D application ? Startup Co (10)
Dot-con job: How InfoSpace took its investors for a ride Fred (12)
Company that designs inexpensive logos? James (5)
Upward review? JL (9)
Sole Proprietorship Cowboy coder (14)
Devil on ice skates? Jim Rankin (0)
Software license? j2e (5)
Interesting article on starting up. Captain Stinky (7)
Accountants and Tax Savings Dude^2 (5)
Long tail concept applied to custom software JD (9)
CIBC requires rock-solid reliability but not getting it Li-fan Chen (15)
Microsoft acquires Groove - Ozzie to be MSFT CTO Mitch & Murray (from downtown) (10)
Great way to advertise the product! JD (18)
"Custom Software" Dilemma Mark V. (5)
Sell the Software and the Hardware Startup Wannabe (8)
"The world's laziest man" GUI Joe (12)
Compensation of QA and System Administrators Daniel Howard (2)
Collecting tax on sales TaxMe (7)
Software for the People or Business Apps Berlin Brown (6)
Seeking Developer Tracking Tool Ideas... Bacon (31)
Free RAD tool? j2e (16)
Software licensed "like a magazine" anonymous coward (23)
is an llc owner also considered an employee? chachi (8)
multimonitor on a notebook a1 (16)
Virtual software box renderings Dennis Forbes (14)
Writeup of how merchant accounts work? Anon (10)
the sock and cookie shop; small business loans (17)
MicroISV & taxes Jerry (5)
Protection + activation + purchasing system for a 19$ product ? Startup Co (16)
How do you earn your income? Wayne (23)
BB's older tech post revisted One Programmer's Opinion (16)
Web usability experts... Complicated UI Guy (8)
Licensing - buy it or build it Licentious Larry (12)
Calculating Discount Amounts saberworks (6)
Turning a software app into business Alex Moskalyuk (0)
Money-back guarantee for turnkey product?? Jon (15)
Definition of "Startup" Dan (7)
Don't cheat your customers Anomalous Blowhard (33)
Getting traction with Surfulater Neville Franks (21)
Do your partners let you down? Orick (blue in Toronto) (26)
What protection does an Independent Contractor have? A worried independent contractor (20)
.COM domain and trademark Startup Co (7)
Lingo beta with a new (?) feature Bill (5)
"Success?" thread and older tech Bored Bystander (22)
Knighthood for Bill Gates Harry McBain (11)
Virtual PBXs? EdH (6)
How much does extra 23mb of .NET runtime hurts sales ? M.Raza Saeed (21)
Success? Peter K (16)
How good is the .cc domain? JD (17)
How to fight BitTorrent piracy? George (19)
Delicious Library - $250k sales first month - How? Ben Richardson (23)
Canada's Privacy Act vs. Employer's desire to Post my picture camera shy (8)
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