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December 3, 2009

Bad code offsets are like carbon offsets, but for programmers.

The Bad Code Offset provides a convenient and rational approach for balancing out the bad code we all have created at one time or another throughout our lifetime—even when we can’t go back and fix it directly. ... Money raised through the purchase of Bad Code Offsets supports the various Open Source Initiatives that are performing vital work towards the salvation of our future code base.

Maybe Mac devs could do something similar, except donate free licenses of our apps to charities or schools. Of course, you really shouldn't be be writing the bad code in the first place…

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