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What's So Precious About Bad Software?

Oct 02, 2007, 03:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Carla Schroder)

"What's the real reason for closed, proprietary code? Embarrassment.

"Sure, we are drowned in tides of twaddle about precious IP, Trade Sekkrits, Sooper Original Algorithms that must not be exposed to eyes of mere mortals, and all manner of silly excuses. But that's all a smokescreen to cover up the real reason: to hide code of such poor quality that even PHBs know to be embarrassed. Exhibit A: Windows itself. Which proves it takes more than throwing billions of dollars and thousands of programmers at a software project to build something that is actually good..."

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