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Lessons learned from open source Xara's failure

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 24.123.97.114] on January 04, 2008 03:48 PM
The extreme speed of Xara, that makes it so great according to reviews, is Xara's big selling point right? If they were to open the CDraw lib, which is where Xara hides it's speedy algorithm, the competition could look at the code and jack it for themselves, thus eliminating Xara's advantage over the competitors. In all honesty i'm not surprised they left it closed, I am surprised however to hear Xara thinks of community developers as unpaid laborers though.

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