* 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

 
Hosting for Software as a Service Ray (20 comments)
Use BitTorrent to push out free trial software? who me! (8)
Blogging tool want to start a blog (14)
Announcement: dotProject Presentation KC (0)
RentACoder: Peter Sherman, Eric Wise/Rich Rogers/ Bored By... Crimson (3)
RentAcoder: JD, Neville Frank, Gordon Rowland... Crimson (2)
RentACoder: lw, Bob Walsh, Jason Pettys.... Crimson (2)
Google Web Hosting - ghost! anton (7)
Web designers Darth_Grissom (10)
If 'Linux' is a registered trademark, at least.. KayJay (20)
Should I start/write a blogreader business? (12)
Web Hosting (shared server) William Rayer (16)
Seek advice concering product name Andreas (22)
need partnership advice dil.b.ert (28)
Using Rent-A-Coder as a way to ease into consulting.  Thoughts? Crimson (33)
What are the benefits of VS2005 Team Server Ontario ISV (2)
Resellers & distributors Ron (4)
Health of Software Li-fan (9)
Patent XML Shoes Simon Lucy (4)
MicroISV Tip #1: Making Google work for you. Bob Walsh (3)
Outsourcing works for ISV? JCW (18)
Unsuccessful attempts have consequences been there (7)
Using Timesheet &| Groupware Apps Anonymous Coward Who is Always Right (5)
Growing a Business Ewan's Dad (13)
The infamous Microsoft interview (25)
donations t.a.x (8)
Is Visual Studio 2005 Express free? User (5)
What would you do? CaliforniaCoder (11)
Web Analytics Rudolf F. Vanek (3)
My take "On Google" and Search Engines in general. Neville Franks (17)
Anybody using PSP? Process Maniac (9)
Open Source "Team System" 25 May 2005 (3)
Turn my back on a software career? (10)
On employee levels jz (5)
Cuecats as part of a mouse? Li-fan (12)
Think about this scenario... Starter (12)
Chapter 8: Merge Branches Josh (0)
Other quality forums like this one ? Raza (7)
J2EE Managed Hosting? Duke (3)
Discounts for microISV and Startups? Michael (5)
Looking for a Project To Help Learn a Programming Language Phillip Flores (8)
Software with poor support? Try (12)
Press Release Distribution and Writing Who me! (5)
Running an S-Corp Anonymous (8)
Build new product or continue to enhance the first? Ron (9)
Source code licensing for components JB (13)
What BitMover Got Wrong Shlomi Fish (7)
Need my own web box..what about email? Matt (4)
Would you trust ShareIt et al ? Serge Wautier (8)
Salary Based on Level Absconditus (5)
What Blog do you recommend Franz Steinein (15)
Collecting usage statistics from desktop app I'll keep schtum on this one.. (19)
Do you charge for support Tony (13)
Need capital: good read (6)
Incorporation Wanna-be Inc. (15)
funny tax rules Ontario ISV (7)
Too soon - now what! CaliforniaCoder (11)
Looking for a partner Engineer (10)
Business Price Model and Honor System jacare (15)
It's not worth learnig easy languages new (21)
Pre-Sales Analysis Mohsin Ali Sheikh (7)
interesting business blog matt (5)
small ISV startup costs? mike (24)
Entrepreneus and outsourcing Mauricio Macedo (61)
Source code licensing newbie (4)
Product Idea: guaranteed email delivery Mr. Analogy {uISV owner} (23)
Variable pricing - by location/customer Jo Davis (12)
How do I decide which problem to solve? Aristides (20)
App Translator - an interesting idea English is not my mother tongue (12)
Market research for small software companies.  How to approach? Crimson (8)
RegNow doesn't want my money - maybe they should be RegNever!! Neville Franks (17)
Comparison of e-commerce service providers jng (11)
Search engine optimization tools (re: directory submission) Bored Bystander (3)
Software escrow MB (11)
Software Infrastructure for a small product company anon (21)
For the budding microI*H*V lw (8)
The high price == stable company fallacy MFH (8)
Software as a Software (7)
Telling others about our sales JAS (23)
Pensions... Normally Not Anonymous (22)
selling webapps amateur (8)
trial download isv_man (22)
Motivation No Name This Time (22)
definitive answer on GPL issue sharkfish (27)
Takehome data for debugging? j2e (6)
release schedules Alex Bendig (8)
A thought about blogging your failures Bored Bystander (11)
About to set up software shop - will be grateful advice jng (17)
Directory submission tools-recommended. Bob Walsh (6)
Selling software to India Ryan (14)
Becoming a VAR in the ERP Business (Navision) Henrik (5)
Paul vs. Joel John Foxx (24)
Being a Leader without Money. Vince (19)
Blogs, cluetrain & your business Chris Cox (6)
Live Chat software market Efe Aras (2)
working hours cont. I first quote prev words by Torsten SE (13)
mISVs -- ave price per sku and sales Covered in Snow in CO (22)
Even on a Good Day, Things Are Hard Michael D. Crawford (38)
microISVs, How Many Customers Do You Have? :) (11)
Co-location or SDSL 4M? mISV in Toronto (5)
SQL Server Licensing Cowboy coder (14)
The Buisness of Open Hardware Thomas (PTZ) (16)
Ian (UserScape) or other MicroIsv's. Michael Sica (10)
Lead time Tom Smith (16)
Can you tell when it's time to pull the plug? Original Poster (13)
Product activation as customer benefit? Mark Pearce (13)
Less hours = more productivity? Adam W. (32)
Sneak Peeks Bad? Ian (11)
30 Day Money Back Guaranteed... GiorgioG (2)
Hopefully you guys aren't this gully-ball. Bob J (39)
How good is your documentation? Devil's Advocate (16)
Where do accountans/CPAs hang out online? NeedToTalk (14)
How to pull this off? CaliforniaCoder (23)
Why do they even bother? Jerry Banks (8)
The Splendid Win API and Mac KEG (34)
Downsizing... how would *you* do it? Peter Sherman (36)
Terms of Service for web site - why? GUI Joe (12)
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