In 2000, a Report Called "Go to America and Make a Buck" Got Particular Attention in the Shareware Community
Jerry Zhou did some statistics on the sales of his shareware software in August, which showed us which countries are people from who bought the shareware. Since the shareware is only in English version, there was some limitations in the statistics:
USA (1,813 sets), Canada (98 sets), UK (80 sets), Netherlands (32 sets), Australia (32 sets), Germany (17 sets), Norway (17 sets), Spain (16 sets), France (15 sets). Sales below 15 sets: Mexico, Brazil, Belgium, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, South Korea, New Zealand, Argentina, Israel, Finland, Denmark, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, South Africa, Guam, Ireland, Poland, Sweden, Turkey, united Arab emirates, Chile, Colombia, Cyprus, Ecuador, Greece, Mariana, Portugal, Slovenia, el Salvador, Nicaragua, panama, Thailand, Ukraine, Uganda, Venezuela.
Browse about the names of these countries and regions. This is the real "international market" brought by the Internet. View The Original Article
In 2004, Jerry Zhou Was Selected by Programmer Magazine as One of the 20 Leaders in Software Development in China
Selected reason: The Forerunner of Making Shareware from China to International Market
In October 2001, Jerry Zhou made a long-distance call from the United States and talked a lot about his idea for shareware. At that time, he was full of the joy of discovering a “New Continent”, but also eager to share his experiences with Chinese programmers. With the publicity of the media, a large number of Chinese programmers, including students without graduation and those who had just learned Visual Basic for two or three days began developing shareware. As well as the international market pressure, with a growing crop of shareware similar to MP3 CD Maker, the sales of Jerry Zhou’s shareware were dropped. But Jerry Zhou never regretted sharing and doing so.
Now there are a large number of sharewares in the international market, among which China, Russia and the United States occupies the largest share. Most of the shareware developers have gained rich life through this way, but there are also others who have not brought the desired “harvest”. However, Jerry Zhou, as the founder of making shareware from China to international market, is called "the boss" by many programmers. Such influence is worth recording in the history of software development in China. View The Original Article
The Follow-up of ZY2000.com
As time goes on, zy2000.com is out of maintenance and domain name was expired and registered by professional domain traders. Now, as beneficiaries of this website at that time, we bought back this domain name and show our respect to Jerry Zhou and the first generation of overseas programmers of China.