Difference between revisions of "Software distribution model"

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'''Software distribution models''' are ways software developers get their products to users.
'''Software distribution models''' are ways [[software]] developers disperse their applications to users.
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Latest revision as of 15:50, 7 November 2019

Software distribution models are ways software developers disperse their applications to users.

Model Description
Commercial You have to pay for the software in order to use any portion of it. This is the most common software distribution method, so I don't have a category for it.
Freeware The software is completely free with no attempt to monetize it or limit your use of it.
Shareware You get a limited version of the software and are encouraged to purchase the full version which will have more features. Also known as demo software.
Open source The source code of the software is freely available for anyone to view, compile, or modify.
Crippleware Software posing as free, but features in the program are disabled or constrained until you give the developers money.
Nagware Software posing as free, but includes messages asking you to give the developers money to make the messages go away.
Adware Software posing as free, but requires you to watch ads to use the program.