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LeaderTask Company Management 6.1 Giveaway

Giveaway of the day — LeaderTask Company Management 6.1

Program for managing the activity of a group of people – both small teems and large organizations.
$119.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 249 (30%) 584 (70%) 83 comments

LeaderTask Company Management 6.1 was available as a giveaway on February 20, 2009!

Today Giveaway of the Day
free today
Make incompatible formats a thing of the past!

LeaderTask Company Management is a program for managing the activity of a group of people – both small teams and large organizations. It can increase the efficiency of both your employees and the company as a whole. LeaderCommand is an effective solution for managing an enterprise.

LeaderTask Company Management Advantages:

  • Neither a server nor any additional configuration is required. To organize team management, it is enough just to install LeaderCommand on team members' computers connected to the local area network. LeaderCommand will automatically detect team members over the network.
  • LeaderCommand can run in the local and network mode. In the local mode, LeaderCommand is used as your personal organizer and project manager.
  • The number of members on the LeaderCommand network is unlimited.
  • You can connect new members to the LeaderCommand network at any time.

System Requirements:

Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows Vista; 15 Mb Hdd; 64Mb RAM


Almeza Company



File Size:

5.44 MB



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I downloaded this when GOTD gave it away in January and it has completely turned my work life around. It allows for efficient organization of tasks, daily & wekkly. Plus, I can plan out my projects and group & assign in numerous ways. Great program.


Reply   |   Comment by cProsperity  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Thanks but NEXT PLS.

Reply   |   Comment by Phlan-Michelle  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)

You are right that the .lckey file isn’t an executable. But when you install the software file associations are made in the registry.

When you doubble click on a .txt file notepad will open because of the file association waiting in the registry.

The same with the .lckey file, that's what is meant by 'run' the file.

Reply   |   Comment by ALF  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

People who complain about non-commercial vs commercial usage should note that if you check the "about" tab for the server, it shows licensed to GAOTD for 10 computers, not one, TEN. So the developer gave a broader license for this than the usual license for one computer that usually accompanies most giveaways

Reply   |   Comment by Spiritwolf  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

I don't know how you're supposed to run the .lckey file when it's not an executable file type. SO I extracted that file to both the server folder and the Leader Command folder, opened each and checked the "about" window for each and both showed registered to GAOTD.
The confusion there seems to be with using the term "run" when the .lckey file isn't an executable.

Reply   |   Comment by Spiritwolf  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I've read through the comments and want to just leave some cheese to go with all the whine around here.

The number of negative comments gets annoying. Especially when it's from people who don't bother to install the software. I've found many amazing and fun applications through this site but there have also been a lot of programs that don't fit my needs. I read the info and come back the next day. No need to post that you still believe the whole world revolves around you.

Reply   |   Comment by ShineCC  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

I had a bit of problems getting it registered, but finally everything went OK. I like this program, and am looking forward to exploring. I don't have a business, or rather, I have a business, it is being a Mum who works, volenteers , and is trying to get an internet business going. I am definitly going to try this. AND IF I LIKE IT WILL BUY IT. Isn't that the idea? Try and if you like, buy? Everyone here is moaning about it not being free for businesses. But I am pretty sure they are just moaning for the sake of moaning, not because they have a business they want to use this for.
Anyway, I am looking forward to playing with it, and am quite pleased that possibly I can get Timmy to soccer, meet with Sally's teacher, and hand in my work, all at the same time.

Reply   |   Comment by Georgina  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

#6, that's what I thought. "commercial" should maybe defined, or it just can't be used by us and therefore we are providing testing/feedback without actually getting a (legally) useful product which defeats the intent and purpose of this site.

Reply   |   Comment by William  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I was successful on 3 XP computers and one Vista Home Premium computer, when copying the lckey file to both the command and server folders. The only differences on the Vista computer was that I saved the downloaded zip file to the hard drive and then extracted it, and ran both files as administrator, unchecking the box to run the program when finished. Then I copied the lckey file to both folders.
The client and server are now registered on each of the computers.

Reply   |   Comment by Rich  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

LeaderCommand and LeaderServer both installed and registered without a problem, but unfortunately...

LeaderCommand automatically installed in my local language and it is such a bad translation that it was a challenge to even find the settings. Once I managed to change the settings to English it became an incomprehensible mixture of two languages and even a reboot didn't fix that. I like word puzzles, but this was just laughable!

18 files left after uninstalling... messy!

The uninstall process opens an email message to Almeza, but I'll share my contribution here:

@ Almeza: Let your customers choose their preferred language during installation, and don't offer a language option unless you have a good, workable translation. The French translation clearly needs more work and the Dutch translation looks like it was written by someone who picked all the wrong options in an online dictionary! The word that's used for 'settings' translates to 'picture frame' and the words on the 'forum' button... well, GOTD's moderators would have to delete my comment for adult content! Considering the normal asking price for this software you should easily be able to hire a qualified interpreter for an hour, so your less than mediocre translations can be seen as a lack of respect for your customers. I'll gladly return that lack of respect by giving a thumbs down for the unprofessional approach!
Would you still like an email with my reasons to uninstall?

@ GOTD: Thanks for your efforts!
Looking forward to tomorrow's “must-have” tool for hardcore gamers ;-)

Reply   |   Comment by Lan  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Not every piece of software they put here is going to suite every person every day. There are some of us with small businesses that appreciate this kind of software when it is offered. How many comments must we read from people that think that this site was put here JUST for them and their personal tastes and wants? If you can't use the software, or don't plan on using it, don't cry about it. If you do download it, and try it, leave your comments, but otherwise wait until tomorrow,there will be something different. There are many days I don't download something because I don't need it, or there is a better free alternative, but I don't come in and whine about not liking what GOTD is giving away for FREE. Grow up people. You probably bitch about a free meal too. Geez.

Reply   |   Comment by Dan  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I did it! FINALLY I got LeaderTask Company Management to register correctly! I had to do CTRL-ALT-DELETE and kill the instance of LeaderTask.exe that was running, because closing the program did NOT do it.

Then I double-clicked the activate_leadercommand.lckey file and reran LeaderTask Company Management and it was registered correctly! Whew!

Reply   |   Comment by Amy  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

To all those who brought up that GOTD is supposed to be software that is non-commercial use. Where did you get that info? I read their "About" page and their "For Deveolpers" page and both made no mention of what you guys are talking about. If the software is not for you, don't whine about it.

The comments section was designed for input as to if the product works as described and such. Not so bored little people can post a rambling rant; sort of like I just did... LOL

Reply   |   Comment by Frank  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Oh my god

why do so many people complain about the programs that GOTD give away
for FREE

its not like you get charged for accessing the website, all it wastes is a minute of your time (of which is your choice by the way)

so stop complaining and be grateful that there is actually a website that provides people with free software.

Reply   |   Comment by sam  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I do believe a business can use this software as long as though it is not used to provide a service (for customers), create a product meant for sale or manipulate a process which is used to provide a service or create a product meant for sale. Using it within your business should be okay. I read that here almost a year ago.

Reply   |   Comment by John  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I found I had to uninstall both LTserver/LTcompany as I could only get LTserver to activate into full version (by copying and activating the *lckey into each folder). After uninstall, I reinstalled LTCompany first and it activated fine; then installed LTServer and it activated ok, too.

Reply   |   Comment by netdiva  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

#14 the other thing to note is the whole server client paradigm..
The description clearly says:
"Neither a server nor any additional configuration is required. To organize team management, it is enough just to install LeaderCommand on team members’ computers connected to the local area network. LeaderCommand will automatically detect team members over the network."
That in conjuction with:
"The number of members on the LeaderCommand network is unlimited.
You can connect new members to the LeaderCommand network at any time."

Is describing a LAN Peer to peer team network with no limit to the numbers that can be added in an ad-hoc manner.
This does not seem to be what they have presented us with!
It is a conventional client/server arrangment with the usual license restriction on number of users allowed.

Those having trouble getting both the server and the Leader task company managment to accept the key file data you need to make sure the progams are NOT running when you apply double click on the key file, they can and do close to tray, so you need to exit them via the proper menu exit options.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Copy the key file to both server and client folders.
Works perfectly, but not of much use to me as this is a business program.
I don't think those Russians (Almeza) would mind if you would use this offer for your small business (however, that would most likely be a violation of GAOTD terms and conditions under which the software is provided). This is a business software after all.
I hope to see a more useful program tomorrow.

Reply   |   Comment by DDS  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Like some other folks, I had no problem getting Server to register, but Command just stayed as a "Trial Copy" no matter what i tried. Like some suggested, I tried putting a copy of license in each folder and executing, but it didn't help. Finally, noticed an unfamiliar clock icon in my system tray. I quit it and then restarted the Command program and worked like a charm - registered to Giveawayoftheday. Apparently closing the main window doesn't actually quit the program, until the tray icon is quit as well.

Reply   |   Comment by Brooksra  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

It doesn't seem possible to register this software under Vista.
Neither clicking on nor copying the activate_leadercommand.lckey into the LeaderTask folder didn't help. The software comes up as:
License: Trial.

Not much of a "Giveaway of the Day" in my opinion.
Aside from that, even if it would be registered today, would a church be able to use this for free indefinitely? (Non-commercial; only for tracking projects / activities)?

Reply   |   Comment by Andrew  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)

@Peggy, #60:
The way you define things, would make this product almost impossible to use in a commercial way (producing a product, here like some kind of service I guess). That is really an inversion of what the makers intended.
When you do not make an other product, you can still use it as a business tool. When you use it to (help) run your business, even when you do not sell some kind of service depending on this product, you are in the wrong.
This is because Almeza has this kind of (business) use targeted as their market, that would just not be personal use at all (as in 'for you' and not 'for your business').

Reply   |   Comment by ALF  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Regardless of all the "commercial vs non-commercial" issues here, I decided to give it a try just to see how much it can do. Leader task first opened on me and refused the open a little pop-up window requesting my server's details (right corner 'x' didn't work, just flashed nicely but the whole thing stayed opened until I made up some data just to close it BY using 'OK' - my first program ever to ignore user's CLOSE NOW command).

"Extremely easy" activation but - as nearly always - not working one. It seems like every other GATD program confirms that it has been activated (pop-up and "What next?" browser window) but one has to suffer for donkeys to actually make each non-activated program activate for real.

LATEST UPDATE, after 30 mins: Leader Task is now activated, Leader Server is looking like "What, you want more than 30 days?" - nothing helps, not even restarting, reinstalling, swearing.

Windows Vista 32 bit, 4 GB RAM, admin rights on, FTP/Server/network/four additional PCs running in order to test this app.

What a waste of time! I mean how about letting us follow detailed readme instructions that actually describe what we suppose to do (instead of quoting the generic ones and then adding the usual "Oh, we forgot to mention you have to ...sign as admin ...drog and drop ...close this and that prior to this and that ... etc.) - once more, WHAT A WASTE OF TIME!


35 mins into today's GATD, uninstalled.

Reply   |   Comment by John  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

This one is a non keeper for me. In fact it's a not even download and try it. I see no need to waste my time on this. Besides all of the non commercial use issues, I just don't have a need for this type of program. I can't imagine that most home users would either. That being said I understand the giveaway is not all about giving me programs I want. I understand there are many types of users. To each his own. If you can use this software, go for it. If not, just wait for the next offer. Thank you to the GAOTD team, your efforts are what keeps us coming back to this site. I also thamk the publisher, Almeza Company for your contribution.

Reply   |   Comment by gpc111  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Hi, all- not a JD, but---
Commercial use, as in using product to make other product, is not allowed... As far as I know, this does NOT apply to business use, which would be allowable, IMHO.
Thanks for all of the insight- Peggy

Reply   |   Comment by Peggy  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

#54 - For a non-profit, consider the web-based SalesForce.com - they have a cost-free option for non-profits and the like. There are tie-ins to be able to use it from your intranet or from Outlook.

Reply   |   Comment by RocketGeek  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

How many of you have a home network?

How many of you have your children on that network, whether using yours (Shudder) or one in their own room?

Here is an idea, set your children up as employees and their projects are soccer practice, piano lessons or taking out the trash. You get the idea?

Works great for my household - Bought this when just Leader Task was offered a while back and it has been worth every penny.

And just think, today, YOU GET IT FOR FREE!

So set it up and watch your home organizing nightmares dissolve away!

Think about it.

Reply   |   Comment by Ray  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

You would appreciate this piece of software only if organizers are a need for your life. If that's the case this soft is a real gem.
I have gone far comparing many softwares and just Leader Task offers such a group of features as summarizing information in many ways as projects, people.. That kind of characteristics can be found only in big league software as Microsoft Project but Project is too heavy and complicated to be used as a personal application.
As I said, you would appreciate this just if you use this kind of software.

Reply   |   Comment by Fidel  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Seems like if your internet connection has a static IP, this could be used over the internet. I hope to test it tonight from my laptop at home, using my office computer as the server.

I actually tried to create something rudimentary like this myself in a web-based mode. Was looking for something I could run off the internet from different locations, marking tasks by project, type of task, date, as well as who is responsible. I wasn't able to find anything I was confident in to do everything I wanted.

I am involved in many non-profit committees and am also a freelancer. So seperating things by project/client is essential -- but MS Project is just too much (complexity and price) for what I do.

I'm delighted with this at first glance.

Reply   |   Comment by Chrispy  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

@#30, Yeti: Of course it means 'personal' as in 'private'! Thus, it doesn't allow commercial or business use. If I'm wrong, GOATD will correct me!

Reply   |   Comment by Mike  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

I work with a small non-profit group and software like this would be ideal for coordinating our efforts. The problem for me is that it is limited to a LAN setup.

We are all over the place so this, sadly, is not so useful for us. If we could all connect to a web service for something like this it would be great.


Reply   |   Comment by DanD  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Fubar, #36 is right you know. It is really amazing that people claim this GAotD to be the same as the one in january. They have even different names (Leader Task vs Leader Command).

And then their is Leader Server, first time ever offered here.

When people talk about testing they seem to only talk about the Leader Command part.
The most important added feature is in the server part, so what are they testing?

Leader Task and Leader Command are functionally much alike but the reason it has a different name is because is has one very important added functionallity, being the abillity to communicate with the server part. That also makes the coding different as Fubar already stated, in Leader Task there is no communication part.

Giovanni puts it nicely: "TOOL for managing the activity of a TEAMWORK and not of a single person."

Ofcourse testing the server part will not be easy because you need a local network to do so.
When I start the server part (Commander installed on the same pc through having only one pc right now) I can see the commander part logged in. Further I see mainly a blanc screen, making tasks, notes etc.

This will not be some kind of bug, but me, not meeting the requirements and configuration. However I cannot get any further.
Any one a clue?

Reply   |   Comment by ALF  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

This "non commercial use" thing is getting irritating. I have seen, for example, banner making or button making software and flash producing programs, all offered here.

Then people say it's no use if I can't use it commercially. After all, if you're building a website and putting this stuff online, likelyhood is it's commercial. (Unless your a charity etc)

BUT! The very people offering the software have said if you want to go into the business of charging someone a fee for making them a banner, or a button or producing a flash video, or create banners or buttons or videos to sell, then that's commercial. But if it's for your own site, it's OK.

We need to know where the line is. With this software, it's hard to see you can organize other peoples businesses and charge them.

So I'm confused. Can we use it to organize our business tasks or not? And, have I missunderstood previous "non commercial use" explanations.

It's about time we bottomed this one out for ALL offerings here, in GOTD's T & C's. For all softwares.

Reply   |   Comment by bob  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

The term "commercial" is defined as folows:-

Adjective used to signify a business activity, regardless of whether that activity has been undertaken by an individual or business.

As a business activity is usually with the objective of making a profit, this has often been included, mistakenly, in the definition of commercial.

Reply   |   Comment by Tom_  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Hi guys!!

I'm in a hurry so can't comment this SW now.

Just a note to my friend ASHRAF.

The SW released last January was not the same as this one.

This is called "LeaderTask Company Management 6.1" and costs $119.95, whereas the one offered last January was called "LeaderTask 6.1" worth $49.95 (so this one costs more than double...LOL!!).

So nothing to do with the previous GAOTD, despite being released by the same Company.

And even the FREEWARE ALTERNATIVES you mentioned today are not fit for this SW, because this GAOTD can be used as a PROJECT MANAGEMENT TOOL for managing the activity of a TEAMWORK and not of a single person.

It seems to me that the only CON of this GAOTD is that it cannot be used for COMMERCIAL PURPOSES, despite being a professional software suitable for professional people, but who can use it for personal use??? Big Mystery!!

Hope to find REAL FREE ALTERNATIVES for this GAOTD (not easy though...LOL!!).

See you later.


Reply   |   Comment by giovanni  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-9)

Have not tested long enough, but my initial impression is that is a good software that does that is meant to do.

As of the usage for non commercial. One use I can think of is for each family member to share their schedule. The server allows up to 10 computers. Another is a group of friends trying to reach a common goal.

A person that uses this software on a personal basis is more likely to buy or suggest the buying of this software on commercial basis. So it makes sense business-wise for the company to put this GAOD.

Reply   |   Comment by Ricardo Santos  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

It takes a user quite a bit of time setting up and working with these time or project management programs; not to mention the learning curve just to use the thing. Now if that user backup’s their files using anything less than cloning or imaging their HD, guess what? It’s safe for me to say that most of us who have been regulars of this site understand what I’m referring to. It’s very easy to forget that aspect of GAOTD programs, so I felt there wouldn’t be any harm for me to make that reminder.

Incidentally, I don’t understand how anyone can say that today’s GAOTD is virtually indistinguishable from the GAOTD on January 23rd. The LeaderTask on January 23 was priced at $49.95; this one sells for $119.95…lol

Reply   |   Comment by Renegade  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

drat. I had to change computers and Now I can't use this as I don't have a server for it to connect to.

To the guy that said that if he had a boss that would use this, he'd quit his job: you've obviously NEVER had to manage a project before.

To everyone that said "what non commercial use does this have": You lack vision. Try putting this to use the next time you remodel your house, plant a garden, your kid has a project for school and other situations like those.

Reply   |   Comment by crystalwizard  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Before I download and install it, could it used for the family network. In instance, connect to all computers under one household? If so then great for personal use, if not then I am fumed.

Reply   |   Comment by Eyethforce  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

@John C, #38:
This is an interesting point, what about use in a non-profit organisation (NPO).
Technically a NPO is a business with the main focus other than making profits (they make idealistic profits though). A NPO is still capable of making profits (i.e. money) and some do.
The fact that profits are made or not made is irrelavant (not to the NPO ofcourse).
This also means the commercial actions taken could have a main focus other than making money (serving ideals), but still money can be earned.

Therefore a NPO is also a business, a special kind of business but still a business.
Many companies have special policies how to deal with NPO's and idealistic organisations however. This can result in grants but doesn't change the fact that a NPO is a business.

This however could also vary between countries. Be sure to check this.

Reply   |   Comment by ALF  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

I got Leader Task the last time it was offered, and I am very pleased with it even for strictly personal use. It is good for managing your contacts and schedule, and it is simple to use. I wanted a friend to get it, and they didn't have time that day; I am thrilled it is offered again with the additional stuff. I can't see why anyone would complain about this or give it a thumbs down. It works without bugs! That right there is worthy of thumbs up!

Reply   |   Comment by Dan  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Nothing about today's giveaway, just a response to #6 - Non-profit corporations are businesses that hire employees, who answer to managers, who answer to directors, who answer to a board, who have demands on all those people who are paid to do a job, so the atmosphere is every bit as hectic and demanding as any commercial venture, with the same expectation that employees will get a lot done at very little expense. The lone advantage to working for a non-profit is that we can use freeware and programs obtained from GOTD. As someone else already commented, for anyone working in a restricted budget, non-profit or not, GOTD offers a way to evaluate a fully working product with no limitations as opposed to spending time using crippled shareware, and businesses need a license and tech support and will buy whatever meets their needs as long as it can be proven that the software is beneficial to their organization and the cost is a necessary expense.
As for today's giveaway (as well as the same from a month ago), it is a good program, but we need a customer management program more than an employee management program, so hopefully one of those will turn up here.

Reply   |   Comment by gmon  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

The only reason why they would put this software up here to attract businessman to buy their product for commercial use in bulk. GAOTD has been targeted to give out such software. It's a marketing strategy really. If the software here is strictly only for personal use, then of course they are not making a loss here.

Reply   |   Comment by Random  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

System AMD Athlon 64 2 4000+ 4Gig Ram Windows XP sp3:
Easy download, the registration was painless. I agree with #11 Beth, uh huh very colourful :) I think that the program would be beneficial to someone involved in email shots and businesses who do a lot of emailing..So for me its not a keeper, Kudo's GOTD, and the whiners the guys here arnt just YOU but the spectrum of the give aways seem to encompass EVERYONE WTG Team!!!

Reply   |   Comment by Argonaught  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Does anyone know how to change the IP address on the Company Management installation. Installed it to the wrong IP - Thanks

Reply   |   Comment by a4fun  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Those that are complaining about this software not possibly complying with the "Personal Usage" rules are being extremely selfish. As a small business owner, I look forward to seeing more applications here that are geared towards business use. The GotD offer lets me test the software with no limits. If I'm interested then I'll purchase the full version from the publisher.

If GotD were smart, they would focus on this market segment. Home users can take advantage of the free software by using it forever, but I bet that businesses would be more likely to actually pay for the full versions.

Reply   |   Comment by uma97  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

I work for a non-profit (and believe me, in this economy it really is non-profit!) In light of today's discussion, I would like clarification if a non-profit fits category of "Commercial Usage." I am working on assumption that I do not fit category of "commercial" & may use software from this site. Correct me if I am wrong please.

Reply   |   Comment by John C  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Jeez, people, get over yourselves regarding use of this software in a business environment, will you? If you run a business, profit, non-profit, or insolvent, you may not use today's licence that is given away free - in that business. That's how ethics works.

I can think of a dozen valid reasons why these 'business' programs may appear here: publicity for the publisher, feedback for them, bait marketing, increased site traffic, familiarisation by potential users, extended pre-purchase dry-run trial, curiosity by users or developers into interface design - and the rest.

The world doesn't owe you regular software free. If a day's offering doesn't suit you: go away, have a nice day, and check again tomorrow. Cheers.

Reply   |   Comment by Phaedron  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

I wasn't going to bother with commenting but the comments today are ridiculous. No, LeaderTask Company Management and LeaderTask aren't the same program; if you don't believe me, compare the executables. On Vista, you can right-click the program in the Start Menu, and select "Open file location"; just copy the license key there (do for both LeaderTask Company Management and LeaderTask Server). VirtualStore entries indicate that neither LeaderTask Company Management nor LeaderTask Server are Vista-compliant.

Comparing LeaderTask to Rainlendar is like comparing Word to Notepad (and I don't like Rainlendar).

As usual, we get a bunch of whining freeloaders who think that the rest of the world exists to shower them with gifts. Some people have home networks and can test and use business software in a home environment. Businesses can use the offerings as an extended trial, and purchase it if they find it useful; unneeded giveaways should be uninstalled from a business environment. At least in the US, if you want to stay in business, you should always be limiting your legal exposure. Small business owners generally have unlimited liability and can lose all of their assets, except a few protected items, such as their homes. Organizations like the Business Software Alliance (which operates globally) can audit you at any time, for any reason, and you can't stop them. They will audit every single piece of software on every computer, and if you can't produce receipts showing legally purchased licenses for everything, they will sue you for damages. If you take it to court, you'll lose. It doesn't matter how old the software is or where it came from (which is another reason why businesses should prevent employees from installing their own software on company computers). If your business is doing so poorly that you can't afford to purchase a giveaway, you're in trouble, anyway.

#33, Link, LeaderTask Company Management has a minimum purchase requirement of 3 workstation licenses, which comes out to $209.85 (try the purchase link yourself). The giveaway supports 10 workstations per server.

Reply   |   Comment by Fubar  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+19)

@who said that, #27:
A business is there to generate profits. All actions taken to accomplish that, are commercial actions.

Therefore there is no intentional difference in commercial, business & profit other than the first regarding to actions, the second regarding to organisation and the last regarding to money.
I will refer to this in accordance with the readme-file: "Strictly non-commercial usage" (i.e. exact words)

This is in contrast with personal use: not in any way used in your business (you should buy the product, it's Almeza's market), neither produce something with it to make a profit from nor undertake any commercial actions with the GAotD.

Quote: "have seen countless people use a give away at work, be it home or office without any repercussions."
I have seen countless people drive through red lights without repercussions. See any parallels? Did it prove something?

Reply   |   Comment by ALF  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

@ #32 Whiterabbit aka Stephen:

In the past I have contacted some developers for clarification on the commercial use of their software.
However, many of them did not reply.

I think the moment you mention that you downloaded the software via Giveaway Of The Day, it means 'No Support' and therefore they do not answer your query.

Others, of course, have enough business sense to reply and allow commercial use.

But it would certainly save all of us a lot of time to include clarification about their licenses in the delivery package.

I believe the GOTD Team could also help in requiring these terms when the developers are submitting their software for exposure here.

You see today we are spending time debating about commercial use instead of concentrating on the software itself.

I guess this will keep happening every time this kind of software is given until the issue is resolved one way or the other.

Reply   |   Comment by Increase  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)
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