Pricing of software also refers to "proprietary or closed source software" which is computer software licensed under exclusive legal right of the copyright holder.

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I'm working on a PaaS similar to Heroku or Google App Engine, and was curious which pricing structure users prefer. Ideas?

My current project is a cloud deployment platform similar to GAE or Heroku. I'm trying to figure out what pricing method works best for us and the users. Assuming that I cannot currently provide a ...
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What's the better way to charge for a cloud platform, simple but more expensive, or complicated but cheaper for most? [closed]

I'm working on a cloud platform, and was curious what people prefer in terms of paying for web services. There's the option of very simple pricing (tiers and such), which is easy to project costs on, ...
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How do you decide how much your software will cost?

If you are a solo developer, or have a leading role in a software company, you might have to decide how much your software will cost one or another day... What is your experience with calculating how ...
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Why do programmers write closed source applications and then make them free? [closed]

As an entrepreneur/programmer who makes a good living from writing and selling software, I'm dumbfounded as to why developers write applications and then put them up on the Internet for free. You've ...
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Why shouldn't a new software product try to compete on price?

I know about how the economies of scale work, and how a bigger competitor could beat you in price, if they wanted. But there doesn't seem to be anything better to compete at when entering a market in ...
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Hourly or per project billing? [closed]

How do you bill your programming projects? Do you do it per hour? Per job? Please include what kind of project you are doing in the answer. (Mobile, Web, Desktop, etc... You can be more specific if ...