On Wed, Mar 18, 2009 at 2:58 PM, Bill Kendrick <email@example.com>
On Wed, Mar 18, 2009 at 01:44:00PM -0700, Brian Lavender wrote:We open source people are still in the minority, so I think you've
> Moral of the story.
> Buy boxes, create labels, buy shrinkwrap. Register TuxPaint trademark
> Package TuxPaint for sale.
> Make money!!!!
got something there. ;)
You can still box and shrinkwrap open source and sell it... not everyone cares about the source code, and "you get what you pay for" means "free is junk" to a lot of people.
I got some free Google AdWords advertising. I'm running two text ads
for tuxpaint.org right now. One says: "Free Kids Art Software",
the other says "Get Tux Paint for Free".
I went with the former first, because I figured mentioning "Tux Paint"
didn't make sense if I'm out there trying to inform people about a
product they've never heard of.
However, the one that says "Get... for free" is getting clicked at least 2x
as often. Maybe I'm more famous than I thought.
And if I am, then why don't people know that Tux Paint is free _to begin
with?_ I think it's because they assume: "it's computer software,
it must cost something."
That is interesting... I wonder if you use "KidPix" in an ad, like "free alternative to KidPix" how it would do?