Closed source?

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Some interesting observations about my experience in shipping commercial software. It seems like the notion of closed source isn’t really working.

Torkel has developed an application using the NH Prof architecture, peeked via reflector. And no, I don’t really mind.

The part that really blew me away was when I started getting patches for NH Prof. No, they didn’t have the code, but they were able to:

  • Follow a pretty complex internal interaction
  • Isolate the actual part that caused their problem
  • Provide a solution and send it to me

From my part, I was able to just take their solution, apply it and commit, resulting in a build that they could download in a very short time.

So far, it seems to be working.