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by Joel Spolsky
Friday, September 03, 2004

I'm happy to announce that my friend, teacher, and competitor Eric Sink has agreed to host the new Business of Software forum.

Eric has been in the software industry from time immemorial. He built one of the first web browsers, Spyglass and founded the AbiWord project to make an open source word processor. His latest company is SourceGear, a highly successful Inc 500 software company in Champaign, Illinois which makes great source control management software. He writes a column on the business of software for MSDN and has his own weblog where he has been extremely generous with his knowledge of software business. I couldn't have a better host.


Have you been wondering about Distributed Version Control? It has been a huge productivity boon for us, so I wrote Hg Init, a Mercurial tutorial—check it out!

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I’m Joel Spolsky, co-founder of Fog Creek Software, a New York company that proves that you can treat programmers well and still be highly profitable. Programmers get private offices, free lunch, and work 40 hours a week. Customers only pay for software if they’re delighted. We make Trello, which lets you organize anything, together, FogBugz, enlightened issue tracking software for bug tracking, and Kiln, which provides distributed version control and code reviews. I’m also the co-founder and CEO of Stack Exchange. More about me.

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