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  The Do's and Don'ts of Shareware, Part 2
Subject:   Shareware vs. Freeware
Date:   2002-10-09 22:04:21
From:   anonymous2
Does anyone have any thoughts on where to draw the line between shareware and freeware?


I'm certainly not going to be depending on my rather amateur software-writing skills (I'm just a college student) to pay the rent, but I certainly wouldn't mind the extra cash.


I'm currently writing a simple piece of software so that you can play Monopoly in Mac OS X. It has a nice Cocoa interface and has all the basic features of the game (or will very soon) but there aren't many fancy graphics and the game is fundamentally simple. Should I try making this a shareware app or just give it away?


Is it a good idea to make two different versions of software -- one free and one shareware -- with a somewhat different feature set?


Any thoughts on this would be greatly appreciated.


Sincerely,
Nicholas Doty
npdoty@amherst.edu


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  1. Shareware vs. Freeware
    2002-10-27 07:46:50  sanford [View]

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