The Association of Software Professionals (ASP) was formed in April 1987 to strengthen the future of try-before-you-buy software as an alternative to conventional boxed software. Its members all subscribe to a code of ethics.
The ASP’s Mission Statement:
- To educate and assist members in running and building their microISV (Independent Software Vendor) businesses;
- To inform users about how software and apps are distributed and marketed;
- To encourage broader distribution of apps and software;
- To provide a forum through which ASP members may communicate, share ideas, and learn from each other; and
- To foster a high degree of professionalism among microISVs by setting programming, marketing and support standards for ASP members to follow.
Today, it’s a vibrant organization with members from all over the globe, including software authors, distributors, and marketers who can help software professionals create and run their businesses. The ASP’s members create and market some of the finest software available today.
ASP members’ software spans the spectrum, from high-quality accounting and inventory programs for business, to award-winning utilities and games for all computer users. While some of our members’ programs are international best-sellers, there are thousands of other excellent business tools, Internet applications, games, educational programs, graphics, and multimedia apps that are top-shelf, and available at moderate prices.
We hope you’ll consider joining the ASP. We offer a wealth of information about how to start a software business and how to market online products and services, as well as technical programming information. Our members’ online resources have the answers to the questions you’re asking, and the questions you haven’t thought of yet, including every area of program development, software marketing, and the business of running a software company. Our members have asked all those questions, and they’re answered on our website, in the ASPects newsletter or in the ASPects back-issue online archive, or in the private ASP forums.