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I was thinking of calling this post 'The Death of Christian Ghisler', but thought that that might be a little too confronting.
But it's a way of raising the concern of our dependence, love him though we do, on Ghisler, Christian, Esq.
It comes from my concern in the programming world of the authentication routines that 'phone home' to a program's publisher so that the files register properly and allow the program to run. I worry what will happen when the company fails, becomes insolvent, goes under, or when it's taken over and The Suits examine the package and deem it unworthy. What becomes of a re-installation then?
And while I acknowledge that Christian's TC doesn't work that way, I wonder what will happen to TC's development should he give it all away - for whatever reason.
Is the code placed in escrow, is there an understudy writing with Christian, how much should we invest in TC should it reach a dead-end?
We're not unique, we TC devotees, I know, but it's a consideration, IMHO.
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Total Commander does no phone home, so it will work forever even if there aren't any more updates. The source code is also safely stored in a (very impressive) bank locker of a big Swiss bank. :)
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Christian,
I assume you go there every day with your laptop to program? :P

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No, I only bring a CD every few months, mostly after a new release.
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It's a few years since we've addressed this topic.
I trust you are well, Author Ghisler?

Anything further that we should know?

Best wishes.
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Yes, I'm well. We are a 2 person company, so my coworker (who is actually my brother) could take over when I die.
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