OT: when a programmer passed away


With all the programmers here it is only slightly off-topic. It is now for the second time I encounter the sad situation, that a programmer passed away and his software could still have some future. Of cause, it is not a "real big" problem, but even for a well known HP-LX program the author still gets enquiries for the source, he told me last week. He thinks about giving it to a notary to publish it after his death.

And, BTW, it is a strange feeling to use a program knowing there will be no updates any more.


Possibly Related Threads…
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  NoVRAM 64 USB programmer Gene Wright 4 1,819 06-29-2012, 11:43 AM
Last Post: Diego Diaz.
  OT: Hrast Programmer's Cool Music Namir 3 1,383 10-07-2011, 01:47 PM
Last Post: HrastProgrammer
  OT: Hrast Programmer's Cool Music Namir 2 1,056 08-18-2011, 08:59 AM
Last Post: Namir
  HP-75 EPROM programmer Jeff Davis 10 2,478 04-01-2011, 12:01 PM
Last Post: Jim Horn
  Who passed away? Paul Gaster 5 1,703 02-02-2011, 09:07 PM
Last Post: Raymund Heuvel
  TRANSLATOR PAC PROGRAMMER'S TOOLKIT John Pierce 2 1,307 11-13-2008, 05:06 PM
Last Post: John Pierce
  WAY OT: programmer's sayings Mike Reed 19 4,095 07-09-2008, 12:33 PM
Last Post: Paul Brogger
  Bug in ZEPROM PROGRAMMER code? or HP-41CX? Dan Grelinger 0 816 07-02-2008, 10:57 AM
Last Post: Dan Grelinger
  A programmer's HP-35s review Arne Halvorsen (Norway) 2 1,166 10-27-2007, 04:40 PM
Last Post: Arne Halvorsen (Norway)
  Mountain EPROM programmer deal Matthias Wehrli 11 2,805 05-30-2006, 04:00 AM
Last Post: Raymond Del Tondo

Forum Jump: