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  •  I know a company that lost its source code that (4+ / 0-)

    way.  Boss got the great idea to outsource his IT people, get folks over in India to take over the code development and maintenance.  Worked terribly, and after a year or so they wanted to bring it home again.  Somehow they'd managed to lose their only local copies of the code through a series of computer crashes and 'upgrades' done by non-IT people, and the Indian company, miffed at losing the account, wouldn't send any source back to them.

    Now all they can do with new IT people is tack on kluges in separate programs that surround the old, out of date base program executable, since they don't want to pay enough to reverse engineer their own older work.

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