* 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

 
Who are the best software companies to work for? Mark Johnson (20 comments)
Your Net Worth; At What Level Would You Retire? Brandon Doyle (51)
Paperless @ Home? Bob Roberts (11)
Buying vs Building for an ISV Anonymous ISV owner (21)
Micro-ISV tip-o'-the-day Cowboy coder (6)
Hashing out an idea of mine, I am holding 4 aces? Berlin Brown (45)
Nice article about offering free version of your product. JD (8)
Greatest Example of Market Fragmentation JD (2)
What's your motivation for setting up shop? Crimson (19)
MicrosISV Advertising Conversions (11)
The disconnect between process & people Jonathan Betz (8)
How to set the price for a global license? JAS (23)
Eric on Methodology John Rusk (9)
All the moonlighters.. JD (16)
How much equity should you give for 20k for V1.0? Alex Dong (11)
Can a MicroISV afford customer support Alex Dong (11)
Building a small ISV army? Berlin Brown (4)
Acquisitions - web vs software? Michael (2)
Software for Creating Documentation? TrojanMan (20)
My first Konfabulator widget Alex (11)
MicroISV Marketing Dave C (2)
Startup Capital DenM (14)
How to make $ from GPL'd software? Mr. Analogy {uISV} (11)
Listing the devs in the "About" window NNL (17)
How to evaluate the price of your software? Jean Lemoine (13)
Virtual PBX / voicemail / fax system TT (8)
Just released my first product J (25)
stupid question - how to do the dot in domain names? cornerbean (6)
Anyone advertising on Kanoodle? Ian (3)
MicroISV, What Is Your Ranking On Alexa.com? Brandon Doyle (26)
Customer references: publicize or not? Chas Emerick (7)
Legal Agreement with Partners in new LLC? Paul Dix (16)
I have been "Open Sourced". Strategy suggestions Bjorn (13)
Software Contracting Contract gommo (3)
Empower - how do I update my address? Kyralessa (2)
Help with setting the price J (5)
Certified or signed EXE? Robert (13)
Buying Pattern Question - Trialware JP (6)
Business case for multiple monitors Mark B (12)
Looking for Parasoft C++ Test Alternative... Solon (5)
Online Java Advertising Recommendations Anonymous Company Founder (9)
Web-based surveys? Jacques (6)
How to find a really good SQL Server DBA yack (5)
Good blogging tool? JT (10)
Selling RC software Darth_Grissom (6)
What Are Developers Looking For in a Job? SalesGuy (63)
Web Analytics Albert Zweistein (5)
Best web app language - from an acquisition point of view? Insomniac (22)
Google indexes dynamic ASP, PHP pages? (7)
Thank you all! A Czech-Austrian in Mexico (2)
White Papers and Reference Sites QFN (4)
testimonials dil.b.ert (15)
MicroISV, Is Freeware A Good Promotional Tool? Brandon Doyle (6)
Help Desk Software TrojanMan (8)
Software Service Idea Luis (12)
picking a domain name kinda_long (24)
Partnering for second generation ISV - avoid friends? Rob (28)
"works for me" problems Rob (10)
A few questions on LLC setup Cowboy coder (14)
How to simplify bookkeeping? Anonymous (4)
Windows 98 market Pierce (12)
Business model problem Raza (8)
iTunes for Television Gerald (9)
mobile games Desk Jockey (8)
Google Adwords TR (5)
Site or magazine with information for IT development managers? Software Manager (3)
Lots of Hits - Interpretations? JP (11)
EULA for my product J (22)
How to target teenager market? Alex Dong (16)
LinkedIn Li-fan Chen (22)
Why do some moths look like wasps? Bankstrong (4)
Logos and web templates Cowboy coder (6)
Landing first customer - giving it away or going for the score? ISV wannabe (18)
Almost a product, which way to go? Mike Johnson (10)
Thinstall a.zweistein (6)
fogcreek dil.b.ert (7)
E2 visa Colin (1)
Lab coats in server rooms? Li-fan Chen (17)
Software protection / licensing / buy me NOW options TT (0)
Google Picase and Hello: what is the business model? Vladimir Dyuzhev (9)
MicroISV, THE Online Credit Card Processor Brandon Doyle (4)
Buying a micro-ISV Rednatsyb Derob (19)
Looks or Function?  Which is more important? JP (30)
percentage of revenue per cost ElbowsHigh (6)
The Game is Afoot Matt (5)
Whats the price of an idea isvwannabe (33)
The Game is Afoot Activate the Xeon Diode (3)
MicroISV - qualification or disqualification Reasonable (8)
NREs NanoISV (13)
shareware is dead, dead, dead Cowboy coder (27)
Advice on Sales Hire Indecisive (1)
MicroISV, "Support Agreement?" (3)
New RSS venture capital fund, etc. Max Fear (3)
Microsoft Shareware Starter Kit Bob Walsh (26)
Success Key: Focus on what you want to have happen! The Aspiring Entrepreneur (19)
Download.com Joe Code Guy (9)
How do you judge your potential customer's abilities ? Raza (9)
X day free trial - how do you do this? Patrick, MCAD.NET (20)
MicroISV, Website Sales Question Brandon Doyle (7)
Subversion and TortoiseSVN CaliforniaCoder (2)
MS Project to dotProject Importer KC (3)
Project Aardvard is a simple client server app Yogi The Programmming Bear (16)
Promoting software on the web Efe Aras (10)
Closing the Aardvark loop ... Mitch & Murray (from Downtown) (13)
Knowledge Organizer Don Nobody (19)
Backup Solution CaliforniaCoder (4)
Steve Jobs - a stand up guy? Ian (6)
Micro-ISV Tip #4: Microsoft Office Marketplace. Bob Walsh (27)
Alpha feedback Roger Jack (10)
Good Looking Apps NanoISV (22)
Reaching Critical Mass Eric Marthinsen (23)
Making training videos for software Terrell (6)
Micro-ISV - On making customer evangelists. Bob Walsh (1)
Top Concepts Likeme (5)
top programming languages (23)
Selling icons Just me (9)
Selling a website Berlin Brown (10)
One-time purchase v.s. subscription Mark (18)
Business of Software Related Audio Kevin Dahlhausen (6)
Anyone use Microsoft CRM? Bankstrong (6)
Business mentors Colin Dellow (20)
Big and Dumb Ben Atkin (6)
Looking for shared hosting [results] William Rayer (9)
Good Software Takes Ten Years - and then? Ten years after (6)
Do we need to copyright software? a guy with some software (5)
Choosing an appropriate license markee (2)
Good business ebooks Pythonic (3)
Web Service MicroISVs? webISV (11)
Acquiring investments? Lindsey (22)
Bank recommandation for small software firm ? New Startuper (7)
communication with customers dil.b.ert (9)
Is this possible for google? Raza (12)
Anyone else smell a biz opportunity? BizOp (16)
Software Licensing.... K (6)
Google adsense and selling software under one website andy (7)
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