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My UNDER-Ware Now Being Sold Commercially

Postby Son of a Beach » Tue 18 Nov, 2008 9:16 am

It's now finally been made public, so I'm allowed to talk about it. So...

Yay! My first publicly released software project (from back in 2001) has been bought out by a commercial operator, and they've just released their first new version of it (a GUI makeover, and re-branding), as announced by them here and briefly by me here.

UNDER-Ware, you ask? Well, I didn't want to call it shareware, because it was free, and I didn't want to call it freeware, because I wanted to encourage people to donate, if they felt like it. So I made up my own software license and called it UNDER-Ware (User Now Defines Entity Rights Software), whereby the user can 'pay' by any means and any amount they like. Although 99% of users never paid anything (which was fine by me), many did, and although 99% of those that did, just paid money, some of them did actually get the idea of UNDER-Ware, and I received a few interesting registration 'payments' in the mail, which was always better than money. Some of the registration 'payments' I received included a hand-drawn portrait of my wife, packets of exotic spices, variety of whiskey (labelled 'after shave' on the customs declaration - and I certainly used it after shaving... several hours after).

Anyhow, I'm pretty stoked that somebody thought my project was worth commercialising, and that I got a bit of money out of it, and that there's now one less project I have to spread my spare time between.

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Postby frank_in_oz » Tue 18 Nov, 2008 10:00 am

Great stuff Nik.

Like the licencing concept

Must be a fantastic feeling to have an idea commercialised. (your shout next time I am in Tassie I reckon!)
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Re: My UNDER-Ware Now Being Sold Commercially

Postby Son of a Beach » Tue 18 Nov, 2008 10:15 am

frank_in_oz wrote:Great stuff Nik.

Like the licencing concept

Must be a fantastic feeling to have an idea commercialised. (your shout next time I am in Tassie I reckon!)


I guess it's my turn, anyhow. :-)
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Postby frank_in_oz » Tue 18 Nov, 2008 10:42 am

Son of a Beach wrote:I guess it's my turn, anyhow. :-)


Home brew! :twisted: :twisted:
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Re: My UNDER-Ware Now Being Sold Commercially

Postby Son of a Beach » Tue 18 Nov, 2008 11:21 am

frank_in_oz wrote:
Son of a Beach wrote:I guess it's my turn, anyhow. :-)


Home brew! :twisted: :twisted:


When are you coming by again? The Cerveza is either not quite ready yet, or going off (too early to tell yet, but the first bottle opened wasn't much good the other day - have to see if it gets better or worse over the next couple of weeks). The Nut Brown Ale should be good in another 3 or 4 weeks. :-)

And I'm all out of the previous brews. :-(
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Re: My UNDER-Ware Now Being Sold Commercially

Postby johnw » Tue 18 Nov, 2008 12:26 pm

Son of a Beach wrote:My UNDER-Ware Now Being Sold Commercially...
...Anyhow, I'm pretty stoked that somebody thought my project was worth commercialising, and that I got a bit of money out of it, and that there's now one less project I have to spread my spare time between.:-D

I'm glad you explained that Nik. I was worried that you might be trying to compete with Elle Mc Pherson :lol:.
Well done. :)
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Re: My UNDER-Ware Now Being Sold Commercially

Postby Son of a Beach » Tue 18 Nov, 2008 2:11 pm

johnw wrote:
Son of a Beach wrote:My UNDER-Ware Now Being Sold Commercially...
...Anyhow, I'm pretty stoked that somebody thought my project was worth commercialising, and that I got a bit of money out of it, and that there's now one less project I have to spread my spare time between.:-D

I'm glad you explained that Nik. I was worried that you might be trying to compete with Elle Mc Pherson :lol:.
Well done. :)


Waddaya mean 'trying' ? ;-)
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Postby frank_in_oz » Tue 18 Nov, 2008 2:28 pm

Son of a Beach wrote:When are you coming by again?


Mmm, down in 2 weeks from today but fly in and start walking after a quick shop then out again and home..... :(

Back in Feb for the South Coast Track but that will be south of the border :(

Our daughter starts with Cradle Huts late this week as a guide for "the season" :)

Really hope to get down to see her even for a long weekend if we can all coordinate our work / her trips etc . Maybe then?

btw, she has not organised any accommodation for between trips. Think she is going to live out of her car :roll: :roll: Anyone want a house sitter occassionally? - very house trained!
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