Wired News on MacHeist Developer Fees

Scott Gilbertson, reporting for Wired News:

How does a sales event that triples its expectations and donates an estimated $200,000 to charity become controversial? The promotion was wildly profitable for Ryu and his partners, but shafted the developers, who were paid relatively low fees for participating.

According to several sources, the shareware developers were paid a flat fee ranging from $5,000 to $15,000 for their shareware apps — approximately $100,000 total — leaving an estimated $400,000 to $500,000 for Ryu and his partners after costs.

Just to be clear, these numbers, which roughly match what I’ve reported, are based on Gilbertson’s own reporting, not mine.

Wednesday, 20 December 2006