Uhh... What does ISV stand for?
Okay this is the 2nd-stupidest question ever, but what the heck does 'ISV' stand for anyway? I know what they are, but I've never seen the acronym explained. Thanks
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I maybe wrong but Idependent Software Vendor.
Coward I am!
ISV = Microsoft's word for "Any Software Company Which Is Not Microsoft."
He's true. As Eric stated in his articles, this is the term coined by Microsoft and is used for any software company that is not Microsoft. :)
Does anyone know what the word "independent" imply?
If Microsoft isn't independent, what is it?
Joel, you're sounding bitter. :P Not that I blame you, of course.
"If Microsoft isn't independent, what is it? "
I think the term originated to differentiate between software companies who didn't do their own hardware and those who did. IIRC, Microsoft was the first ISV, at least for microcomputers.
Nah, Microsoft has never been an ISV, Joel's right it's Microsoft's positioning of everyone else.
I was under the impression that an ISV is an individual or partnership, as opposed to a company, producing software for sale.
Joel is right on the money.
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