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QuestionStill running after all these years? Pin
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Nagy posted a thread about software he wrote from twenty years ago that still ran years later and it got me thinking.

I wrote some code for a British Aircraft Company (that shall remain nameless) in 1982, supported and enhanced it until 1984 and then stupidly got a job at a (mind-numbing) insurance company just because they paid 50% more than I was on at the most exciting job I ever had. It was an expert system for automatic test-flight (jet fighters whizzing past outside my office all the time) analysis that they estimated saved them over £10,000,000 per year and converted six weeks of analysis into a 4-hour computer job allowing eventually more than one test flight per day. I had created it from my own ideas, staying late on my own time to initially develop the prototype and proof of concept. When I resigned to take the much higher paid job they offered me a double promotion (meaningless because union rules had created about 27 layers - even though I wasn't in the union I was still stuck with their stupid rules) and £250 per annum pay raise to stay on! I didn't.

...but I digressed into bitterness and regret. The real point is that they still used that software, unchanged, for nearly 11 years after I left the company.

Another company I worked for is still selling some automation software I developed almost single-handedly, practically unchanged. I left that company in early 2003 so it is another 11 year run - and still running!

How many times, and for how long has software you have written continued to run after you personally stopped supporting it and/or left the company that you developed it at. I am not looking for company software you worked on in a team, but software that you designed and wrote the vast majority of that was commercially used by your company or sold?
- I would love to change the world, but they won’t give me the source code.


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