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    Software Packaging - Freelance

    Given the spending cuts coming down the road, I'm considering my options for future employment. Wondering if anyone out there would pay for software packaging. I know that a lot of people on here do their own, but perhaps smaller schools would be interested. Any thoughts?

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    Be careful about licensing though - some companies may be funny if you package there product as a commercial operation.

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    Don't know if you could make a living just concentrating on packaging exe's. Most decent software comes with an MSI, I think you would have to offer a host of services rather than just one.

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    There is (or was) work to be had packaging, my father in law contracts for a large pharmaceutical company, now mostly general support but he used to be contracted just to do software packaging.

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    As others have said, most come with MSI's. RM does a whole host of BluePrints (simple exe's that create MSI's from a set of files) for free (obviously RM schools), and if those aren't available I believe they still sell packages to schools for around 20 (for certain titles only, but the list is quite extensive).

    After that, there's AppDeploy which helps with packaging all sorts of software.

    Personally, I don't think there's business in this alone, and would need to be offered alongside other services.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajbritton View Post
    Wondering if anyone out there would pay for software packaging.
    Yes, I'd think so. The can't-package-a-licensed-product thing actually works to your advantage - you'll have to package each institution's software individually. We still have plenty of software that doesn't come packaged as an MSI, too.

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