Benefits of the creative commons licenses are the attribution requirement, nice graphics, and a human-readable deed. You can explicitly waive the Share Alike condition in whichever cases you want to, say, weaken the open source requirement similar to the LGPL.
Tuesday, 26 August 2008
Monday, 25 August 2008
Beware of software components licensed as CC BY SA. The Share Alike license is viral, similar to the GPL. Think twice before putting yourself in a position where you have to release the full source code to your product.
Thursday, 24 July 2008
As promised in my previous post, today I’ll discuss the business reasons for publishing, or not publishing, a free version of a software product. I’m specifically talking about a version with reduced functionality that yours to keep forever at no charge. I’m not talking about a free trial version of the full product, which is […]
Monday, 21 July 2008
EditPad was mentioned in an article about “sneaky marketing”. While some companies go too far in peddling their wares, free stuff is never free without a reason.
Wednesday, 30 April 2008
Instead of trying to beat the competition, divide the market and be the best in your own niche.
Tuesday, 29 April 2008
It’s usually easier on everybody if corporate customers with complicated purchasing procedures buy from a software reseller rather than directly from you.
Friday, 25 April 2008
The recipe for a successful Micro-ISV is simple. Create a good product, and charge for it.
Wednesday, 16 April 2008
Basic strategies that every Micro-ISV should follow to better compete with free as well as paid software.