On Wed, Mar 18, 2009 at 3:12 PM, Bill Kendrick <email@example.com>
On Wed, Mar 18, 2009 at 03:08:23PM -0700, Bill Ward wrote:Actually have sold Tux Paint, on CDROM, via CafePress. I made $2/sale.
> 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.
The problem is, chucking together an ISO and mailing a disc off to them
takes a lot of time. By the time I get around to doing that, a new
version of Tux Paint is out. The CDROM they have now is seriously
out of date... people still discover it via CafePress directly, I guess.
"You get what you pay for" also means "$2 is junk." Try $19.95 and put it up on Amazon, and I bet you'll sell a lot more. Call it TuxPaint Pro maybe.
> That is interesting... I wonder if you use "KidPix" in an ad, like "freeIt wouldn't fly, because of Google's rules. I actually had one of the
> alternative to KidPix" how it would do?
ads disabled until I removed "Mac OS X" in the description. In other
words, I could not say: "Works on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X".
That's odd, but I guess it makes sense.
(Presumably "Windows" didn't get flagged, because it's also a generic term.)
So it now says something inaccurate and kind of stupid:
"Works on all computer types". I'm not sure Mac OS X or Linux users will
look at that and say "HEY! That includes me!" Plus it's also inaccurate...
Tux Paint doesn'r un on older Mac OS 9 systems. Etc. etc.
I think you can say "Mac" though, since I certainly see that a lot on packaging and instructions. Just mention in the fine print on your site that it requires Mac OS X 10.N for whatever value of N.