Otherware, sometimes called requestware, is a collective term referring to software that is not distributed as freeware, shareware or commercial software. Usually, otherware requests the user to do something other than paying to the software author; therefore, it may be considered a type of freeware. The action requested does not give the user any benefits, however, and the author can't really confirm that the user actually did what he was asked to do.
The following are some types of otherware:
Bargainware; A lot of the software you need or want is available for free, or close to it. Below: Our guide to shareware, demoware, freeware and otherware that can be had for a song
Jul 31, 1996; If you're the type who spends far too many Sunday afternoons -- and too many paychecks -- "just browsing" at the software store,...