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    Question selling your programs

    What do you need to sell programs that you have created? Would using a compiler like Microsft VC++.net Pro be required? Right now I'm using the free borland compiler that can't be good, right?

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    Why not? A compiler is just a tool to create something. Your customer doesn't need to know which tools you used to create your software. There are a lot of companies, like mine, which use free tools like GCC to build their commercial software.

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    Re: selling your programs

    Originally posted by lambs4
    What do you need to sell programs that you have created? Would using a compiler like Microsft VC++.net Pro be required? Right now I'm using the free borland compiler that can't be good, right?

    Thank you
    1) A good product.
    2) A demand for that product.
    3) A good marketing strategy.

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    Yes, I agree it shouldn't matter what tools are used, but I want to be certain that what I'm planning is correct.

    from the bcc55 license.txt
    You may write and compile (including byte-code compile) your
    own application programs using the Software, including any
    libraries and source code included for such purpose with the
    Software. You may reproduce and distribute, in executable
    form only, programs which you create using the Software
    without additional license or fees, subject to all of the
    conditions in this License Agreement.
    I shouldn't be worried about the above text?

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    seems to me like they are saying:

    "make your own programs and do what you want with them, as long as you dont try to sell part of our software mixed in with yours."

    it says as long as you distribute in executable form only, you shouldnt have any problems.
    I came up with a cool phrase to put down here, but i forgot it...

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    I'm a little curious, what was it in that paragraph that worried you? Serious question.
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    If you're going to get into the business of selling your own software programs, make sure you're not violating the licenses of the compiler and 3rd-party libraries and code modules you use (e.g., don't include the MFC source and include headers with your software). If you think the license is too restrictive, use something else. Just about every compiler will allow you to redistribute the compiled binaries without a hitch unless it's some trial or academic version.

    More importantly, what are you going to do to prevent your software from being pirated thousands of times instead of sold thousands of times. I have heard anecdotes of shareware being labeled most popular download with few if any actual purchases. Many people don't see much wrong with stealing software.

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    1. very good idea
    2. very good and very fast code
    3. very good promotion
    4. good price
    5. Copyright

    I sell my code:
    ================
    Different persons contact me.....
    We need....
    It should be.....
    You have ....... time

    Me:
    The price: .......
    Some Solutions: .........

    After the time, product is ready, I get my money, they get their product and everyone is happy

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    [QUOTE]Originally posted by adrianxw
    I'm a little curious, what was it in that paragraph that worried you? Serious question. [/QUOTE

    I was worried about miss understanding the license.

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    if i recall correctly you cant sell any programs you create on msvc++ student edition you can distribute them but cant sell them

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    >> 2) A demand for that product.

    Now, if I can only generate a demand for a small console app that prints out "F**k you!" 100 times a second...

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    > Now, if I can only generate a demand for a small console app that prints out "F**k you!" 100 times a second...
    I'll give you $5 for something like that.
    I need a sleek box and creative box art however.
    I would also appreciate an in-depth manual drowning me in details.
    The world is waiting. I must leave you now.

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