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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:bob@objfac.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. ;-)


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