Happy new year everyone! “Lets hope the year of the Tiger treats us better than the year of the Cow did!” :), to quote Bill from Webmaster World.
I hope this year the ASP will become even more popular (this is also the main 2010 goal of Jim Coutu, the new Chairman of the Board of Directors of the ASP) and will welcome more software authors.
A few changes have happened inside the ASP board: it has a new Chairman and 3 new members have joined the Board for a two year term. Jim Coutu from GatorData Inc is the new Chairman of the Board of Directors for this year. The three new members who have been elected for the board, that I wish to welcome wholeheartedly, are:
|Don Waterfield, senior programmer/analyst at Aqumix, Inc.||Laura Look, project manager at Bitsmithsoft.||Michael C. Battilana, president of Cloanto.|
A big thank you on behalf of everyone at ASP goes to the 3 members whose term ended in the Board of Directors, for all the enthusiastic work done in ASP: Henk Devos, Greg Weir and Dave Gjessing.
ASP depends on the commitment of professionals from the software industry. For the ASP to effectively represent you and our software industry we invite your participation. We are actively seeking passionate and capable professionals to join the ASP and serve as officers or committee chairs. Get involved at the ground level and offer your skills to help.
State of the Micro-ISV-osphere
For 2010, I think it would be a good idea to start with an assessment of your current software business situation, in comparison to the shareware industry statistics.
Our colleague Rob Ellison parsed through all the PAD files available in the ASP PAD directory (76,066 products!) and generated answers to some questions regarding the Micro-ISV-osphere state – do check it out, you might find something of interest!
So, what would you like to see ASP doing for you in 2010? Please comment below.