* 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

 
Looking for Windows 7 light-up examples Patrick Foley (0 comments)
You want to buy what? Mike Morris (1)
Product 1 Launched, Requestion feedback PM-SilverCrux (25)
Request for Feedback on my New Site & Product Steve Roehling (7)
Thoughts on competing site/company names? Memo (5)
Money Back Guarantee Seal, Badge, Burst Creator. jrsteele (8)
Capitalize on a game I'm good at... George S. (8)
How I made $0 doing nothing. jrsteele (24)
Good Student forum Attilah (5)
First achievement is releasing the product Jordi Cabot (5)
By passing the recruitment firm? Bad idea? Albert D. Kallal (7)
Mentioning competitors on forum QWERT (11)
Software Listed Under Fake Publisher On Download Sites Hristo Hristov (2)
should I publish .exe or .zip distrib? AlexD (11)
Goddamn Symantec Bring back anon (13)
Any alternatives to Wufoo? Anon1221 (5)
Windows 7 Phone- Application market? FJAS (9)
Any one notice a slowdown in sales in recent weeks? Edward Nance (7)
Do you have a Windows Azure app you'd like to promote? ISV Developers (5)
Do I need to register as a foreign corporation in my home state? Ivan Kellner (8)
Window capture, annotate, save, make thumbnail.What software ? Sam H (21)
Small Business PR firms? Phil (4)
Shared hosting with shared IP - negative side effects? Mark1a (7)
Q: Screencast hosting providers? John Clark (2)
A complete new look Gautam Jain (16)
Anyone used Flippa? Anon1221 (10)
Acquiring distributors in the real world. Joe Janson (4)
Puzzled by downloads Stray__Cat (5)
Opinion on market for premium private git/svn/hg hosting Terrence Chen (10)
Getting in touch with the people making purchasing decisions Bring back anon (10)
Followup:"I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this..." Russell Thackston (12)
Anyone attended BNI meeting? Harald (2)
Shareware business for sale temp123 (8)
Thought of the day... Ralph R (3)
Please provide feedback for my product/website DForD Software (5)
Have a bunch of affiliates but they don't link to us...now what? Andrea D'Intino - Yellow blue soft (10)
Help to name proverbs and quotations software app Maksym (6)
Intel AppUp Store billw (3)
Creativity dried up? - Is the end of crowd design upon us? Mark1a (11)
Idea Feedback: Mobile Grocery Circulars Kris (9)
What are your standards for LinkedIn connections? WannabeTycoon (12)
Please provide feedback for my product/website Andrew Xu (14)
Download file size Marlon B (9)
Has Apple done everything right tablet-wise by this article? Li-fan Chen (12)
Component market for Linux. Does it exist? Rich Tsang (6)
Are they going to make Office Marketplace like the App Store ? Sam H (2)
Renaming company and product. Criticism, opinions, so on needed Alexei (9)
No more Empower? B2B (6)
Your thoughts on a referral system? WayneM. (9)
Contractor for 300 Billion Dollar bank says 90 USD expensive Robert Dobbs (25)
Ask users how much they are willing to pay? Anon1221 (8)
MISV To-Do list manager recommendation... Sam H (13)
Has anyone used phono-semantic for product/company naming? Alexei (4)
Redirecting based on referrer? QWERT (8)
UK BoSers, help protect net freedom. Tim Haughton (13)
Trying to register domain: when does redemptionPeriod end? Harald (3)
Business Social Network Aggregator Scorpio (0)
How to find out the legality of the service? Anon1221 (10)
please recommend an Exchange email hosting service. Anonymouse (5)
Ask IE users to install Google Chrome Frame:good or bad Blackjack Turner (7)
Videocast: Key Highlights from Softletter's 2010 SaaS Report rick chapman (0)
New Web App - Opinions? Craig Koster (4)
Where to submit web app ? Ted Ko (8)
Starting a Business Venture with Current Company John House (13)
Project Management Software - suggestions? Monique Stover (SeaGreen Software) (13)
Payment Processor for Services business PM-SilverCrux (0)
Hello everyone!  I need some advice, please! Kevin Jennings (19)
What would you ask Jason Fried of 37signals? Bob Walsh (16)
Monthly subscription for desktop app Marlon B (12)
First screencast, feedback needed. Alexei (9)
Axure RP - What do you think of it? TFish (3)
BOS reprieved Andy Brice (17)
If I change my domain name owner and address will I be punished? Mr Soft (5)
Recommendation on price increase. QWERT (7)
Product name based on SEO reasons Milos (3)
An IC's legal risks in a firing situation? Profit and Loss (8)
PayPal error 'you have requested an outdated version' Bruce Chapman (8)
Impact of appearing in a social networking site Jordi Cabot (6)
Most important business metrics for your startup? Craig B (5)
Networking/socialising events in London Harald (4)
$14.95 for Shareware? IvanRadek (15)
How do you sell software to academics? Trevor Burnham (12)
Insync (Dropbox for business) open for private beta testers Terence Pua (0)
Where are you guys getting your rates??? maelstrom (12)
Beta testers wanted! Stray__Cat (0)
How to find broken links pointing to your site? marketeer (8)
CMS recommendation for mISV site Fernando Rodriguez (EasyJob Resume Builder) (18)
How best to deal with "I need it done yesterday!" customers? Keith Palmer (17)
London meetup anyone? Harald (1)
Submitting software to soft32.com/software.com/topshareware.com Jason R (6)
Good backup software for Windows Abid Omar (5)
Feedback requested - Web site checker nft (7)
on-line activation service VD (1)
Annual Maintenance Payments Cocowalla (10)
Evaluation Software: What works best? BI Baracus (5)
How to get users feedback? Anon1221 (3)
New SaaS And Website Launched - Continuous Localization Dario Solera (11)
A call for beta testers: Open this link from your phone! Bashar (9)
FastSpring vs Shopify for Muffin (13)
PHP/MySQL script for simple day journal Brian Rasmusson (4)
I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore! 2 BeMeCollective (10)
Lawyer in Chicago land area DNCDude (0)
Level of support for expen$ive development tools? WannabeTycoon (17)
Some tips on increaseing daily downloads? Bring Back Anon II (4)
Small payments, subscriptions, and distributions Ron Porter (1)
[OT] Google autocomplete and people who pirate software GlennC (14)
live chat support via movile phone (iphone) Bring Back Anon II (2)
License generation Dima (16)
say you get to 10 sales a day...  how do you get to 100 sales? Bring Back Anon II (13)
aps.net based system to manage user license distribution? Anonymouse (5)
Questions re StartupVisa.com and Startup Visa Act? Bob Walsh (8)
Successful adwords usage Sam H (15)
Please help us name our app and then some Eric Su (3)
Please review new web app - interactive map and image map maker Ted Ko (4)
Good web site/service to advertise internships jz (3)
Product/Compay launched! Feedback very much needed! Bashar (4)
NukeManBill - an update? Peter Lazarus (4)
Video Cam webcase with text chat? hosted on server? how? Bring Back Anon II (2)
Best way to manage your MISV Todo items? Bring Back Anon II (11)
Balancing income and free time for development Kresimir Kos (7)
The Softletter 2010 Software CEO Compensation Survey is Now Open rick chapman (0)
Post-Release Launch Event...is it weird? Frank Edwards (1)
Maintaino: Hot or Not? Keith P (10)
Free 'Nexus One' phone from Google, not too bad... BeMeCollective (5)
Banner ads are invisible Christopher Wong (12)
Corporate lawyer in Toronto Vadim (1)
Questions for Daniel Pink on Motivation? Bob Walsh (3)
SQLAware Professional 2.0 now available (+ promo code) Daniel Howard (6)
Joel is quitting his blog Steve Wiseman (28)
Web application/site feedback David DD (13)
The Dilbert uISV Jason (2)
Great podcast interview with Central Desktop founders Sam H (0)
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