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OISV Opens Doors
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas -- The Organization of Independent Software Vendors has opened its doors, and is offering software developers, marketers, distributors, and retailers a venue for working together to build a stronger software industry. OISV was created by CoffeeCup Software founder Nicholas Longo and Tucows founder Scott Swedorski. The association's membership represents thousands of software professionals in 90 countries, working together to help members make their software businesses successful.
OISV's charter sponsor list reads like a Who's Who of the software development industry. The list includes Internet giants CNET/download.com and Tucows, eCommerce leaders Digital River and Softwrap, and a dozen other well-known industry leaders.
"Membership is free to all qualified industry professionals," says Scott Swedorski, founder of Tucows and current VP of Software Development for CoffeeCup Software. "We offer our members interactive forums where they can discuss software marketing, distribution, development, as well as key topics such as web design, search engine optimization, customer service, and eCommerce. We've enlisted the aid of a team of industry experts who have created a library of feature-length articles on these same topics. Everything is available to our members, without charge."
OISV is the brainchild of CoffeeCup Software's founder and CEO, Nicholas Longo. "OISV offers software developers and marketers a place to find answers to the day-to-day questions that can spell the difference between failure and success in today's fast-moving software marketplace," Longo explains. "OISV brings together software professionals from around the world, to share their ideas and opinions.
Seasoned professionals are active in the forums, discussing ways that start-up software developers can avoid making rookie mistakes, and set themselves firmly on the road to success."