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Author Topic: Finally made a descision  (Read 5579 times)

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Finally made a descision
« on: September 27, 2006, 10:04:08 AM »
I have made a descision to convert all of my software to 100% optional donationware applications.  I tried the donationware / registration process, shareware, freeware and even postcardware and nothing seemed to work that well, with the exception of the freeware applications.  Since the freeware applications do so well with downloads I decided to make all of my applications, in a sense, freeware.  I just released the next version of Cfont Pro which removed the registration process.

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Enjoy!

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Re: Finally made a descision
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2006, 10:11:21 AM »
cool!  :up:

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Re: Finally made a descision
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2006, 10:17:21 AM »
It is the right direction for me.  I much rather people use the software and support it if they can, rather than have people turned away by a donate / reg process.


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Re: Finally made a descision
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2006, 10:33:17 AM »
Shareware should have worked, so it's strange. Maybe your software was not very popular all over the Internet... that's the main problem of shareware developers. Anyway, the new direction is more than welcome! ;D

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Re: Finally made a descision
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2006, 10:45:50 AM »
My software is popular.  Problem is there are so many freeware alternatives to software that some software just doesn't work well under the shareware umbrella.

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Re: Finally made a descision
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2006, 11:16:07 AM »
For $1,000 I'll tell you a little secret to make money from free software.  ;)
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Re: Finally made a descision
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2006, 02:34:40 PM »
come on renegade don't tease us, what's the secret?

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Re: Finally made a descision
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2006, 08:02:20 PM »
come on renegade don't tease us, what's the secret?

I'll tell you for $950  ;D

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Re: Finally made a descision
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2006, 03:23:38 AM »
My software is popular.  Problem is there are so many freeware alternatives to software that some software just doesn't work well under the shareware umbrella.

Well, I've got to admit that this is true for most of your software, except (maybe) for Cfont Pro. I can't really think of any free font manager (at least one still in development as freeware), but then again, it would be almost impossible to make a living with only a font manager as a source of income.

For $1,000 I'll tell you a little secret to make money from free software.  ;)

Getting a work at the Mozilla Foundation? Or at Sun Microsystems... ;)

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Re: Finally made a descision
« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2006, 04:24:35 AM »
It is the right direction for me.  I much rather people use the software and support it if they can, rather than have people turned away by a donate / reg process.



Every one knows that quality freeware/opensource stuff is the best... Why? Because it's quality and best of all it's free.. or maybe the quality should be the best of all? :o
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Re: Finally made a descision
« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2006, 05:51:04 AM »
Maybe I'm tired, but i cannot for the life of me work out how to download the latest version.  I have been going around in circles and the only exit seems to be the version on the download.com site which is not the most current one.  Can anyone help me?

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Jeff

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Re: Finally made a descision
« Reply #11 on: September 28, 2006, 06:30:55 AM »
Download.com lazy editors didn't update the package to its latest version. Try here at VersionTracker: http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/win/23513

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Re: Finally made a descision
« Reply #12 on: September 28, 2006, 09:42:24 AM »
Cfont Pro has a direct download at the bottom of the download page.

Download.com takes a while to update.

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Re: Finally made a descision
« Reply #13 on: September 28, 2006, 10:39:02 AM »
Ah yes! Now I see it.  Thanks, Jeff