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    By using public-available resources, does your web application become less-valuable?

    Hi there,

    I am considering using YUI grids package for a web application I am developing.

    My question is: By using things such as open-source frameworks for anything from CSS to PHP to JavaScript, does that dampen the total monetary value of your site to potential VC's, Investors, or purchasers?

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    I believe it will not, ultimately it is how much value it has been generated from the work, and I believe investors are more focusing on ventures that has the potential to grow rather than what program it was developed with.
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    The tools you use to develop a project will only impact the future value of the project if they impose limits on what you can do with the project in the future (eg. by restricting the licence you can use to comply with licensing requirements of the tools used).
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    My initial thoughts are:
    1) If it's a reputable/stable package that will be around for a while, it wins brownie points in my book.
    2) Compare the time it would take you to develop a similar module in-house.
    3) Consider scalability in the future and the possible need to migrate to some other package/application. This can be a huge selling point to VC's.
    4) Take note of the pros/cons of your choice after implementation and improve on that experience.

    Good luck!


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