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From: "John Cowan" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Bullard, Claude L (Len) scripsit:
> > Hmm. An interesting insight into the software business:
> > it undervalues the IP of already compiled and sold products
> > enormously.
> Or maybe it assigns the correct use value to unmaintained code: $0.
Even if previously well-maintained, the value of code without the developers
who wrote/maintained it is often $0.
Even if well-maintained and knowledgeable developers available, if in "needs
to be rewritten" state, value is $0.
(In fact, often when code crosses the "needs to be rewritten" line, the
value of the company is $0. ;-)