Originally posted by FF-fanatic:
**Yeah that's how companies do it... but we're not companies, we're just normal people. And besides, if you put the game on CD and send it to the person, I do believe that it's then under the commerial department. And for that you have to get a commerial license. Or so that's what I seem to believe, I could be wrong...
Quite correct. Freeware would involve being able to freely download the software without penalties, shareware would involve 'try before you buy' style, with it also downloadable. I'm not sure whether 'crippleware' such as Ambrosia's would fall under the shareware or the commercial license method.
However, the mail-the-cd approach is definitely a commercial distribution method, unless the full version is downloadable online and the cd is like an optional extra. For that you require a license purchased from Ambrosia, a license which could be charged as a mass price, or a percentage-per-copy.
When Andrew gets back from Paris, remind me and I'll email him and ask about it.
"Any good that I may do here, let me do now, for I may not pass this way again"