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Joel on Software

2000/07/28

by Joel Spolsky
Friday, July 28, 2000

I received some responses on my Passport article.

It's sort of interesting that the only person who defended Passport was a 10-year Microsoft employee -- a person who I know, trust, like, and respect, but who, I'm afraid to say, has been living in Redmond too long to see things the way the rest of the world sees them.


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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, insanely simple project management, FogBugz, an enlightened bug tracker designed to help great teams develop brilliant software, and Kiln, which simplifies source control. I’m also the co-founder and CEO of Stack Exchange. More about me.

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