> What's the deal? Has TIS decided to take the AT&T long distance method of
> advertising as their very own now? "Put it in writing" "Show the code" its
> the same thing. LSLI does not make the code to our system open for everyone
> and his brother and/or sister. If a client is willing to sign some
> non-disclosure agreements, we are willing to allow them to examine the code.
> The problem no one mentions is that firewalling is a business now which
> means we have to support our products, and if someone takes the code and
> makes fundamental changes in the product leading to a failure it damages the
> reputation of the product and our company. Plus how could we be expected to
> support a product when we don't know what changes to the code the customer
> has made?
Goooodgodo'mighty...FINALLY...someone is getting to my point. When I
get out from under this massive pile of mail defending Marcus from my
"disrespectful" posting, and the "evilness" of the vendor community, I
try to bring this issue back to ground. Crystal vs. black ain't it
Clue; Would you spend years of effort building a company, investing
time and huge stacks of cash, yours and others, to develop a quality
software product that the marketplace is telling you that it very much
wants and needs, and then give it all away?
In the mean-time...pensils and spoons (and, hammers!) down please.
ps: Marcus I'll stop by next week and show you some of these cards and
letters, Better yet...I'll just bring my hardrive :).