Exploring Shareware and Public Domain Software for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists Shareware is sometimes called “User Supported” or “Try Before You Buy” software. Shareware is not a particular kind of software; it’s a way of marketing software. Users are permitted to try the software on their own computer system (generally for a limited period of time) without any cost or ... Article
Article  |   March 01, 2001
Exploring Shareware and Public Domain Software for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists
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  • Michael K. Wynne
    Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis
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Article   |   March 01, 2001
Exploring Shareware and Public Domain Software for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists
SIG 9 Perspectives on Hearing and Hearing Disorders in Childhood, March 2001, Vol. 11, 12-14. doi:10.1044/hhdc11.1.12
SIG 9 Perspectives on Hearing and Hearing Disorders in Childhood, March 2001, Vol. 11, 12-14. doi:10.1044/hhdc11.1.12
Shareware is sometimes called “User Supported” or “Try Before You Buy” software. Shareware is not a particular kind of software; it’s a way of marketing software. Users are permitted to try the software on their own computer system (generally for a limited period of time) without any cost or obligation. Payment is required if the user has found the software to be useful or if the user wishes to continue using the software beyond the evaluation (trial) period. Payment of the registration fee to the author will bring the user a license to continue using the software. Most authors will include other materials in return for the registration fee—like printed manuals, technical support, bonus or additional software, or upgrades. Public domain software, often called freeware, is simply made available for anyone’s use with the stipulations that it can not be sold or distributed for financial gain, and there is no liability to the programmer for any difficulties with or caused by the software.
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