Indieware

Monday 24 February 2003

Slava Karpenko (Unsanity.org) wrote that shareware is dead (because the distinction between shareware and traditional software is so blurred).

A number of other people commented. I thought a bit about the thing that made shareware different from “regular” software, and these people are all right: the “share” aspect of it has completely changed.

I was trying to put my finger on what made it different now, when I found that Buzz Andersen hit the nail on the head, coining the term “indieware” (like independent record labels, or independent movie makers).

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