Lists Home |
Date Index |
Spoken with true programmer hubris, and precisely why
so many of you work for managers with English or History
The very best code with no market has a value of zero.
If the market is still using it, the value is not yet zero.
Otherwise a lot of freeware would be worthless. Say PFE.
From: Bob Foster [mailto:email@example.com]
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. ;-)