Fair Trade Software
This is a list of software that I consider to be fairly priced for the user, considering both direct and ad-based revenue models. In general, they are some combination of:
- Either a fixed price or a low monthly price that reflects the cost of maintainence development and necessary maintainence.
- Not having monopolistic network effects that let’s them exploit their users down the road
- Not bundled with a content production arm, which tends to create high recurring costs.
- Supportive of data exports and non-proprietary data formats.
You can add to this list by using this form. I don’t have a financial interest in any software except Insight and Quora, neither of which falls into any category listed here.