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I am currently a software engineer at Google, where as a member of the Android platform team I build frameworks and user interfaces.

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[11:07:53] <dsandler> Your shareware article is getting some coverage in the blogosphere today.

February 21st, 2003
[11:07:53] <dsandler> Your shareware article is getting some coverage in the blogosphere today.
[11:08:12] <Slava Karpenko> that’s good =)
[11:08:53] <Slava Karpenko> what do you think about that?
[11:09:59] <dsandler> Of course, some of the reaction is respectful disagreement, which you should also be pleased with. I think that a lot of the negative response, though, comes from people who enjoyed the cachet of shareware, as developers: It’s a little club of ”good guys”. Perhaps we need a new moniker for these commercial outfits and individuals; ”Independent Developer” or ”Small Developer” just don’t have the ring that ”Shareware” did.
[11:10:41] <Slava Karpenko> yeah, i agree
[11:11:28] <dsandler> ”Vigilante Software Developers”
[11:11:40] <Slava Karpenko> Smileware!
[11:11:56] <dsandler> ”If you like this software, please smile as you send us money”
[11:12:12] <Slava Karpenko> sounds good ;-)
[11:12:27] <dsandler> Alternative: Peopleware. ”There are real people at the other end of this software product.”
[11:14:57] <Slava Karpenko> as if commercial titles are made by drones ;-)
[11:15:11] <dsandler> Aren’t they? :)
[11:15:28] <dsandler> (dsandler realizes he’s working on commercial software in the other window; discovers that he’s a drone)
[11:15:46] <Slava Karpenko> lol
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