These articles, and many more like them, are available to our members in our monthly newsletter, ASPects.

The history of the ASP is also the history of how all software is now sold. Our members invented the free trial, and that’s how nearly every online and subscription product is now sold. And we’ve spoken up about related issues over the years, as you can read here.

ASP Hall of Fame

The ASP Hall of Fame recognizes individuals who go above and beyond the normal levels of volunteerism to contribute to the organization. Through their actions, significant changes occurred, making the ASP what it is today.

ASP Hall of Fame Inductees, 2000

In 2000, the ASP inducted its first group of members into the ASP Hall of Fame, including Phil Katz, Jim Knopf, Bob Ostrander, Paul Meyer, and Bob Wallace.

ASP Hall of Fame Inductees, 2001

The 2001 inductees to the ASP Hall of Fame are Barry Simon, Nelson Ford, and Tom Simondi.

ASP Hall of Fame Inductees, 2002-2003

The inductees for 2002 to the ASP Hall of Fame are Marshall Magee and Gary Elfring. The 2003 inductees are Rosemary West and Tom Guthery IV.

ASP Hall of Fame Inductees, 2004-2005

The 2004 inductees to the ASP Hall of Fame are Rich Holler and Dan Veaner. The 2005 inductees are Jerry Stern, Chris Thornton, and Steve Pavlina.

ASP Hall of Fame Inductees, 2006-2008

The 2008 inductees to the ASP Hall of Fame are Jessica Dewell and Harold Holmes. The 2006 inductees are Kent Briggs and Rob Rosenberger.

Spyware, Adware, Malware, Thief

by Jerry Stern Labels blur and change with time. It’s behavior that’s important, and not the common label for it. That makes legal approaches to stopping harmful actions difficult. If your definition of an act that could be made illegal is imprecise, the...

Spyware: Consumer's Guide

by Jerry Stern Editor’s Note: This article has been filed as a public comment and follow-up for the Federal Trade Commission’s April 19th, 2004 Spyware Workshop. The FTC has expressed an interest in additional information on the costs of spyware, and...