The Industry choice

Terry Reedy tjreedy at
Sun Jan 2 17:44:06 EST 2005

"Bulba!" <bulba at> wrote in message 
news:qcagt0l3u4aou1le4phu257n6embo98kv0 at
> On Sat, 01 Jan 2005 15:08:01 -0500, Steve Holden >
>>whereas when a company goes
>>bust there's no guarantee the software IP will ever be extricated from
>>the resulting mess.
> There is a good _chance_ here: money. Somebody has poured a lot
> of money into this thing. It's not going to get dropped bc of that.

>From what I have read, the amount of proprietary code which *did* get 
effectively shredded after the dot-com bust is enough to make one cry. 
There were a few companies that would buy code at bankruptcy sales for 
maybe 1% of its development cost, but even then, with the original 
programmers long gone, it could be hard to make anything from it.

Terry J. Reedy

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