Public domain vs. Shareware software

JAHAYES at MIAMIU.BITNET JAHAYES at MIAMIU.BITNET
Thu Jul 12 11:16:17 EST 1990


Good point.  Perhaps we should make the distinction between
 
SHAREWARE -- Copyright by author(s), distributed with understanding
  that users will subsequently contribute some cash for the software.
 
FREEWARE -- This may or may not be copyright, but is freely distributed
  and you don't have to pay for it.  Lots of patches for Mac software
  are distributed this way, for example.
 
and of course: COMMERCIAL.  Pay up front and caveat emptor.
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