Yeah I agree. When I was in school, many a time shareware authors would
give me a reduced price. Most shareware authors are reasonable, at least
they are going to get some kickback ($$$) for their hard work. Shareware
is very cool idea. :)
On Tuesday, March 5, 2002, at 04:22 AM, Patrick Jendraszak wrote:
> If the problem is the COST of shareware, why not do what others have
> done on this list for commercial products? Ask the developer or
> responsible party to lower the price. Or, simply ask the developer if
> they would consider a lower price because of your financial constraints.
> I would think that this would be an honorable way to both use the
> software in question and try to give something back to the developer,
> while taking into question the relative worth of the dollar.
> I am not sure that "income disparity" is the right argument, because
> nothing is priced based upon what I earn ... rather, it is priced based
> upon its cost to manufacture and its value.
> I have kleptomania, but when it gets bad, I take something for it.
> A Message from Patrick Jendraszak
> On Tuesday, March 5, 2002, at 12:12 AM, Alex wrote:
>> At 4:59 AM +0100 5/03/02, newtontalk_at_newtontalk.net wrote:
>> Sure, paying for shareware is a good thing. Seems like a fair
>> concept. You try, you like, you buy. But, there are some other
>> issues.... what about income disparity? Within North America, and
>> especially, in countries around the world where $20US is mucho$$$
>> I personally like the idea of NON-CRIPPLED shareware.... that way,
>> those who can, pay, and those who can't don;t get left out completely.
>> Sure, I know the argument goes, most ppl who can pay, won;t. But in
>> this Newton Community? I doubt that's true. And even if it is, my
>> first point is still factual. $20USD can be a lot of money in some
>> places and to some ppl.
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