Ian wrote:

> I thought perhaps we needed a timelock, but the version we published only
> worked for D3 so we effectively had a timelock.

You almost certainly needed some kind of lock or nag. "...only 
worked for D3..." basically means:

a) Anyone using D3 gets it for free

b) Anyone using D4 thinks it is no good

In our case (TCompress et al), we've never settled for less than 
an occasional nag, and I'm sure that was a wise decision in the 
hard currency sense.

In other words, your market test may have been testing the 
wrong thing -- if you weren't converting 5-10% of downloaders into 
sales, the formula was wrong somewhere...


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