* 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

 
Open source licenses? Zincup (8 comments)
Nearly all UK business websites now technically illegal Andy Brice (40)
First Sale! MariusVE (34)
Is plain text email obsolete? Lando (39)
Shouldn't you be a good programmer to develop software? Howard Ness (61)
HTML5 or app? Amos (17)
Even Fogcreek needs to do marketing Andy Brice (14)
want to build software similar to something already there Haitham alshafey (3)
Developer or Designer? Blakey (12)
Job Sites for Junior Programmers Larry L (9)
Customer is infringing my copyright. Now what? AnonForThis12345 (53)
Windows terminal server license Full Name (2)
Supporting Internet Explorer Floyd Price (Collabable.com) (9)
Do you react to misleading statements from competitors? B2B (10)
Virtual Sales Team ? Zarir Karbhari (1)
Clients wants to transfer licence Full Name (18)
Review my startup: http://sparkwall.me Johan Ekhager (8)
How do I refund my customer! Smart Company Software (5)
Is there a site like ask500people with "text" answers? Rico (5)
Ethics of "today's price is only X" Lando (36)
Webpage links: full or not? Lando (7)
Finding relevant work - advice needed CWS (6)
What has your experience been with having VC/angel investors? Sathyaish Chakravarthy (14)
Software bundles and InstallMonetizer.com Michael Rusakov (3)
new service - feedback appreciated Luk (12)
Forums : benefits, req'd critical mass, structure, reccos elstensoftware (19)
How do you understand the term 'beta version'? dags3 (10)
HA! Michael Johnson (4)
Sales drop... Kuzmitskiy Dmitry (16)
Microsoft Action Pack va MSDN Subscription Gautam Jain (4)
Support forum for my site: allow guests? Lando (15)
dub dub dub or not? John Clark (21)
Pricing in different countries - what do you do? John Clark (14)
Persistence engine for GWT released. Ganesan J (17)
Twystem is a Featured App! BenjiSmith (7)
Anyone fancy helping out (paid)? John Clark (7)
Poll: Why certain software micro-narratives spread? Pietro Polsinelli (10)
Convertion rates - internal factors (pls contribute) Sylvain Galibert (10)
This app makes balsamiq look like a toy!!! Ubercoder (16)
Improving website conversion rates Sylvain Galibert (19)
Preventing reproduction of information Alan Smithee (41)
Enterprise licenses Nathan Funk (4)
Sharing some sales statistics... Dmitry Leskov (5)
how much to charge for small change to shrinkwrapped software Robert Dobbs (6)
Chat rooms website Haitham alshafey (1)
companies that assume free updates almost 6 yrs after purchase Robert Dobbs (23)
My new Mac App Store strategy - what do you think Chris Bruno (10)
Would you work in an management position? Steinbeck (4)
Criticism of all-in-one single-window interfaces Scott (8)
POP3 access for my customers Alan Smithee (50)
Did you choose your market or did it choose you? JR Lawhorne (3)
Interview with Dan from FastSpring ($0 to $45 mil revenue) Wyatt O'Day (5)
CD pricing strawpoll Andy Brice (8)
Outsouring the sales process? Thomas Te (5)
I take back my take back - the Mac App Store no good Chris Bruno (24)
Searching for clients in US and other countries Bhavik Shah (3)
FastSpring support MMarley (4)
Invest all your time catering to thieves Scott (34)
What is the best Project management SAAS?  like basecamp BringBackAnon (4)
Is limitation of liabity in terms of service good enough? swift (8)
Site Licensing Newbie confusion continues ... Zarir Karbhari (5)
Alpha test webapps on mobile Jonathan Ho (2)
Having problems hiring with outdated requirements? Used_to_be_anon (17)
Victim of Patent Trolls Speaks Out walter byrd (5)
New SaaS. Comments and Feedback Stefano Lucattini (10)
Discontinue a product through PAD Doichin Dochew (2)
Site License ? Zarir Karbhari (3)
Meta-Post Scott (12)
Approve your email Amos (11)
Avoid re-use of trial Amos (17)
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