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Author Topic: Freeware, Shareware, Registerware, Donationware, Requestware, Nagware, glossary  (Read 7864 times)

mouser

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two interesting discussions of various terms that came up in the recent alt.comp.freeware discussion:

http://www.priceless...acf/WareGlossary.php
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freeware

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So it sounds like you provide a hybrid of DonationWare and RequestWare ...

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actually you probably mean registerware not requestware.

though you could probably also add in: emailware (users can email and say they cant afford to doante), goodpersonware (we give free licenses to anyone involved in charity or freeware authoring), helpware (free license to people who help out a lot).. could go on..

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That too ...

Actually Ithought requestware was appropriate because you request people come back to the website, register and take part in the community etc.

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true.

lets face it.. we are everything   :huh:

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Except abandonware ;)

How about a new software type pitaware ... :Thmbsup:

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lol carol you are supposed to be on our side!  ;D

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Except abandonware ;)
Good point, Carol! And i hope we never will be ;)

"goodpersonware"  ;D "helpware"  ;D
How about "GoodDeedWare"? :D

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codyware?

StopComplaingWare
« Last Edit: May 17, 2006, 12:45:22 PM by mouser »

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underware

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It goes like this.
"If the gas station says FREE GAS FOR YOUR LIFE TIME.
It is FREE until you die."

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Great analogy 7 - You still need to go to the gas station to get the free gas....for every tank.

DC only wants to see you 4 times in your life.  Actually, we like to see you (software user) more, but understand not everyone can hang around with us :)

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When a Program is excellent you will always be back :Thmbsup:

I have several Programs like this I have collected over the years.
I still go back looking for an update's too these great programs.

And some times  :(Updates suck:( like the New Yahoo Messanger :down: :( :(

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I've learned many times over that newer isn't always better. But novelty sucks me in every time.

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lol lol hahaha lollol :D ;D yeah me too!.

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I just discovered what DC is: "atentionware". We request a bit of atention, in exchange for great programs! :D