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Old 19-06-2003, 10:03 AM
jpsanders jpsanders is offline
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I wholeheartedly agree with what has been said here.

I am a professional software developer. I recently developed a MP3 Tagger (not for Symbian, for Windows) for my own use and had the decision of whether to release it freeware or as a shareware product.

I came to the conclusion that if I released it shareware, it would only limit it's market penetration, I would not see many registrations (and the registration price would have to be extremely low anyway) and a cracked version would probably end up on the warez sites.

In the end, I ended up releasing it freeware and receiving no benefit for the 100's of hours development time I spent, the cost of my development tools (incl. Installshield Express 4.0 upgrade at ~120 and the cost of my webhosting).

Kinda sad really...