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When do you typically write a software module yourself vs. buying an existing product?

I'm trying to find out your decision rationale of when to do what. Would be great to learn from you. I'm happy to provide more context, but I want to make it general for now.
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Buy vs. Build - FTP Service

We have a need to FTP files that are generated by our system, so we're trying to decide whether we should spend the time to build something that meets our criteria (relatively easy, .NET has FTP ...
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Company wants to write custom project management tool, rather than use third party product

At the company I work, we are really wanting to get into the agile methodology for developing software. One thing that I'm not excited about is the fact that management wants us to build a custom ...
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Not Invented Here - what does it take to not succumb to it?

I will start with one, which however did not work the way I wanted. Vendor Evaluation: In the beginning of the project, we spent some time to do a survey of existing open-source libraries that can be ...