Since I’m going to release the software as shareware I have to come up with a good incentive for the users to pay for it. At the moment I’m trying to decide if I should start showing ads when the trial period is over or if I should just make it obvious that they are using unpaid software. Ads could create som revenue, but it might equally well make people sick of the application.
If I stop the application from working then the trial period is over it will probably be cracked in an afternoon even if the user base is small so I think I’ll let people use it even if they don’t pay. Perhaps conscience will win eventually.