is a pattern also known as a MarketingStrategy?
software being used to promote a PaidSoftwareProduct?
that has more features than the FreeAsInBeer
product. Often times the FreeAsInBeer
product is CrippledShareware?
that has a limit in some way, for example, a time limit you can use the software before you have to purchase the PaidSoftwareProduct?
, or the inability to SaveYourWork?
in order to prevent FreeRider?
s from indefinitely using your software. For example, a TrialVersion?
. This is known as ShareWare
, although some FreeAsInBeer
software doesn't have a PaidSoftwareProduct?
or a ProfessionalVersion?
, or has one but is not CrippledShareware?
. Contrast with FreeAsInFreedom
Offering different versions of your software, but concurrently, where some will have greater feature sets and a greater cost. For example, MicrosoftWindows
XP has a Home and Pro version, where the Pro version contains more features but costs $100 more.