- Scott Swedorski
name = Scott A. Swedorski
birth_date = October, 10, 1970
Software development& Marketing
Scott Swedorski is the founder of
Tucows(The Ultimate Collection of Winsock Software), a large Internet domain namereseller, and Internet service provider.
Scott served in the military and then received an associates degree from C.S. Mott Community College in Flint.
In 1993 he worked for the Flint Area Library Online Network [http://www.falcon.edu (FALCON)] Swedorski felt there was a need for public access to Internet-related software. Working from home, he created a site to provide the public with free and easily downloaded software.
In 2002, Swedorski received the lifetime achievement award from the
Shareware Industry Awards Foundation(SIAF) for his work with shareware software authors. [ [http://www.siavoting.com/lifetime.php Shareware Industry Awards] , accessed April 16, 2007] This has led to many open questions about his banning from the SIC conference, leading his creation of the Organization of Independent Software Vendors.
Swedorski retired from Tucows in 2003 and launched a new software promotions company. He is also the Vice President of distribution and marketing at
CoffeeCup Software, where he helped co-found the Organization of Independent Software Vendors. Scott also runs FileLight.com, a large shareware download site.
* [http://www.tucows.com/ Tucows]
* [http://www.oisv.com/ Organization of Independent Software Vendors]
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