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Re: [OT] Announcements (was RE: XMLLight - What do you think?)

I'd like to add two more criteria:

1. They should clearly specify the actual price or license. Specifying a "free demo version", while interesting in itself, is not an acceptable substitute for the actual price of the product. Some people don't want to pay for software. Some people don't want to use GPL'd software. Either way, the details should be specified right up front so subscribers can rule out products that aren't of interest to them. 

2. Anything that is freely downloadable should not require the submission of personal information. 

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