About Delorie Software
Delorie Software is, basically, me.
Well, me and Pat.
I do the technical stuff and Pat takes care
of the business end of things. We deal primarily in MS-DOS software,
like djgpp, but also do web, X, and other Unix
software. Our work falls into a few major categories.
Our standard hourly fee for non-schedule items or extra work on a
standard item is $150 per hour ($12.50 per five minute unit or
- I do software engineering (or software artistry) because I
enjoy it. A lot of the stuff I do is available free of charge through
the network, often with sources. Of course, you don't get to pick
what I work on or complain if you don't like it, but you get your
- The Software Store:
- Lots of pre-packaged programs I've written. The programs
themselves are usually free (and freely redistributable), but we
charge for support.
- This includes the world-famous WebChess server, mail archive
searches, zip indexing and extraction, and other things that our
server can do for you. It also includes a number of multimedia
functions that we can do for you, like image scanning. We also
provide a small amount of free services to some not-for-profit
organizations, like the Free Software Foundation.
- Many companies and individuals find that using my particular
skills is more cost effective than doing it themselves. For those
cases, specialty work can be requested on a contractual basis. Terms
and conditions are negotiable, but I don't travel.
The only Internet presence (actually, the only presence) we
have is our domain, delorie.com, which includes one machine
acting as a ftp, http, and mail server. We are
connected to the Internet through a T1, so expect our pages to load
fairly quickly. We try to make the pages look good on a wide variety
of browsers (mostly by not using fancy new features).