Why free software?
Well I did some shareware programs earlier which would have been a greater success
if those would have been free.
It's also much more fun to have your software available to everyone.
I remember being proud of my self as I found some of the earlier shareware
programs I had made cracked from the Internet.
At least those programs were wanted!
There is also the thing that when you do programming as a hobby you don't nessessarily
want to have too much responsibilty about them as GPL'ed they are without any warranty.
Also if I get lazy someone else can grap the source code and develop the software further
on and the software continues to "live on" even though I wasn't continuing the development.
So a bit about me
I am a 40 year old software programmer from Finland and I work at Trimble Forestry.
I have been programming since 1989 and I started with Quick Basic. The first computer I had
was a 286 PC whith 8 MB of system memory and 40 MB of hard disk space.
Other languages include Turbo Pascal, C, C++, Delphi, PHP, Java and the newest is C# (C Sharp).
HTML and XML are not programming languages - they are markup languages so I didn't mention them above.
For now I'm doing most of the programming with
- Embarcadero® Delphi® XE*
- C# / Microsoft® Visual Studio® including embedded devices
- Some installation projects with NSIS (Nullsoft Scriptable Install System)
Previously the "for now" was
- C++ and Qt®4 with Eclipse™.
The name VPKSoft
The Name VPKSoft comes from my name which is Ville Petteri Kautonen.
So there is only one "employee" at VPKSoft
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