1. PD distributors
This is primarily aimed at the software(especially the shareware)
authors we have reading the net.
I have noticed that many of the programs coming across the net
will not allow their distribution by way of PD software
distributors.As well,some do not will their software to be distributed
on commercial systems such as Genie and Compu-serve.
I wish to know why such a prejudice?(No flame,I am just curious)
What is it about PD distributors that authors don't like?While I
am not connected with any such distributors,I will admit I have
thought along such lines and as such would like the authors point of
Is it that most distributors after purchasing disks,checking out
the programs,cataloging them,creating some sort of sales catalog,etc.,
try to make a profit on the disks to cover their time and effort?
The reason I ask,is for several years I was without a modem as
well as being a long distance toll charge from any user group or
BBS.My only option was such distributors and with one exception I
found their prices for their time and effort to be reasonable.I wonder
wether some authors understand that the reason distributors exist is
to provide a service that people want(or in my case,needed).I would
think that for a shareware author,the widest distribution would bring
the best results.
Since my interest is strictly for the ST,I thought I would ask
here,but since this post is not of general interest(I don't think
:}),I would ask that all replies be by E-Mail to save bandwith.
My thanks for your time and considerations,
P.S. Please,no flames;at this point I am just curious about some
seemly contradictions.I will sumarize to the net if there is enough
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