OT: Why you shouldn't give away your shareware for free

Ian Wood revlist at azurevision.co.uk
Tue Dec 5 12:28:06 EST 2006

On 5 Dec 2006, at 16:39, Robert John Warren wrote:

> Within your business model (whatever it is), I cannot think of any  
> reason at all why you would want to piss off all your paying  
> customers. But not everybody "thinks Mac", that's all. Diversity is  
> (or rather should be) the spirit of the modern world, and the kind  
> of world where you cannot give stuff away without getting into  
> trouble for it is not the kind of world I want to live in.

The paraphrasing may have been a bit too brief... and hear hear for  

The biggest issue in this example, I think, is that it would have  
been free copies of the *current version* of a commercial  
application, which should only be done after a lot of careful analysis.


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