Chapter 10. Charging

10.1. Introduction

The title of this chapter is probably not the first thing a developer thinks of. But it might very well be the first thing that a sponsor/investor thinks of: How can this product idea generate a return on investment?Chapter 2 discussed at length how the business models of today and tomorrow look (and might look respectively); in this part we will be considering the practical side of getting paid in a bit more detail.
Actually, before going into that subject, let us point out that sometimes the point is not to get paid for the software per se. Much of the past years’ open source and freeware development has been driven by an honest desire to do something useful for the community at large, to gain peer respect, ...

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