* 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

 
Dedicated or Shared host for ISV Spider (10 comments)
What do morons know that I don't? T. Norman (36)
Commercial Open Source Experience? Philipp Schumann (12)
What to charge doing simple Perl CGIs for small web shop New At Moonlighting (9)
Consulting Rates Survey schooner (8)
Indy Dev in Chicago and other Freelance Advice Anonymous Coward (7)
Member of ICCA CaliforniaCoder (9)
Premium Pricing Scott (13)
.NET Linkers schooner (9)
How not to license Brian (6)
Benefits as a ISV CaliforniaCoder (12)
Anyone tried dtSearch engine? RC (6)
What's a reasonable web development rate? Chris (16)
Corporate blogging policies Justin Creasy (3)
Perforce tips for micro_ISV? Bob Walsh (9)
CVS and "eXtream" development Richard Corsale (6)
How long should free trials be for? Neville Franks (22)
Higher Rate CaliforniaCoder (14)
What's your day job? Firefan (23)
Getting the second client Craig (3)
Licensing deal GNU World Order (4)
Fat vs. Thin Client Anonymous Coward (15)
Graphic Design vs. CSS/HTML skillset Impatient (7)
MicroISV Survey: What software do you use to run your business? Dave C (29)
What's the .NET penetration? bill (17)
Testimonials Harry McBain (7)
Registering a software company: best country? Jumping Jack (15)
Low level programming x High level business planning (5)
Opinions on MS Partnering viz. VStudio 2005 Mongo (12)
Road to $1,000,000? :) (18)
Dumbest interview questions David Clayworth (45)
Advice on etiquettes around the world? Li-fan Chen (7)
How to measure market size for different products? (5)
Does the Ipod could be a niche market ? Scoopex (6)
Going to .net component business? (18)
Venture Capital Consultants Jeff (21)
Merchant Account Advise (seeking) Owen (4)
Mac Market for video game for the Mac Scoopex (9)
Interview Questions for a Marketing Role (12)
Registering for Copyright Pierrot the Clown Fish (3)
Adobe buys Macromedia Insomniac (10)
Focus on other markets:Germany, Russia, France, Japan, China etc KEG (12)
Working for my previous employer Undecided (23)
Any profit potential in domain names? Bored Bystander (15)
Experiences in France Fabrice (25)
Business of Hardware Li-fan Chen (6)
Affiliate Programs MicroISV Guy (1)
ISV Interest... Regular Poster... (10)
Shareware Marketing Firm? Christopher Hawkins (6)
Paul Graham explains where news comes from Ethan Herdrick (11)
Any opinions of GetAcoder.com? Mr. Analogy (uISV owner} (10)
March slowdown in tech spending... dave (6)
Lore Knowledge Base Software PDF (1)
Trade shows Li-fan Chen (4)
Finding resellers (3)
Statistics about products / number of units sold (11)
What are the best shareware sites to get listed on? :) (11)
simplest way to NOT annoy honest users ? RS (17)
US guys, do you buy from a non-US company over the net? (25)
Finding partners Vadim (4)
Which one makes more sense ? RS (8)
International Taxation: How does it work? Peter Sherman (4)
Resale or Build Business Application for IT Consulting Aspiring Enterprise Architect (3)
Success Stories and Expectations Jim Wells (8)
Tell me about version numbering Andrew Shkuropij (16)
selling to developers Yet Another Developer (13)
Work Hours MR T (45)
How to price this? Minh (13)
2% of Calories? John Elrick (7)
Usefulness of blogging as a marketing tool Eugene (6)
should I buy a shareware company? a little leery (16)
Versions? Rudolf F. Vanek (6)
not accepting credit cards online a deterrent? chachi (20)
big shark warning Harry McBain (20)
Tips on a Micro-ISV Marketing Plan? Bob Walsh (10)
How do I promote my software Singles Only (7)
Positioning: An alternative perspective? GUI Joe (11)
The Fun Part of Hiring Employees Ron Howard (9)
Options for accepting payments for online store Atul Godbole (10)
Examples of Transparency Mark Levison (2)
Testing Robots Ping. (4)
Do you moonlight as a consultant? CuriousGeorge (8)
MiniISV Jason (3)
Online Software Tour Ian (6)
GPL Licence - Clarifications sought KayJay (20)
English is not my first language, how do I make my site look goo Arik (11)
The open source business model of selling support Insomniac (14)
Doing "volunteer" work - gee, everyone was correct An unnamed regular (23)
Eric's latest article Jason (17)
"Please tell us all your secrets...." Bothered and Excited (17)
Eric, still writing for MSDN? Jeff Barton (8)
Icons for Custom Apps SC (9)
One man ISV shop. What is more profitable ebooks or software? Brandon (16)
More on commuter tax example (10)
Changing Product page based on referer Simon Collins (6)
Building your own testing process Tim Chmielewski (13)
popularity of Process lw (21)
Questions to ask Interviewers? Mantissa (25)
Content Management System/DotNetNuke A Developer (13)
Taxes on Software Jonatas Gardin (6)
Selling source code (8)
How do you handle mysql password (or database password)? j2e (9)
shared linux hosting skeeba (10)
Interviews: Verifying Technical Skills Bill Carlson (18)
Business book classics anon (8)
Solution: What to do about the small guys? Hamid Shojaee (13)
Selling software online that bundles with hardware. M.Raza Saeed (4)
What would convince you to hire a Usability Consultant? Mr. Analogy (uISV owner} (13)
End User License Agreement Ben (6)
Early stage option grants James (4)
Open-source servicing model? j2e (8)
File Hosting Me, Myself and ISV (5)
SED (Search Engine Deoptimization) Bankstrong (25)
Keeping Your Soul Part Two Bankstrong (25)
How to get links Bill Rayer (18)
New Lingo beta Bill Rayer (5)
How do you keep a track of your customers? Shareware Guy (9)
Taking some advice from this site... Simon@AutoUpdate+ (8)
What to do about the small guys? (and pricing) Hamid Shojaee (14)
Why us smaller shops can't use FogBugz 4.0 --Josh (15)
A manager's role A Programmer (5)
Keeping your soul Matt (8)
Need advise on website website needed (11)
Should I take this project? Green Dragon (13)
examples of beautifully designed desktop apps? Shallow HAL 9000 (16)
Blog on software and marketing Craig (3)
Blogs and Forums skeeba (14)
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