This question occurred to me after reading the "Third Party tools for the Trilogy" thread a while back. If I write what would normally be a third party tool, and use that tool myself ... does that mean to me it's a second party tool?
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The developer is the first party, the enduser is the second party, any code/API used in the developer's product, but not developed by the developer is third party.
In your particular case, it's imo the first party tool.
I don't think so. Regardless of who uses it, methinks it would be a first-party tool.
And if @Earlz reads this, let it be known that I resisted mentioning a meme :)
No, I'm pretty sure it does not. I've actually been investigating this for a while... turns out that even making a first party is pretty hard. I finally managed it just a couple weeks ago and spent the whole night making extensive use of my own plugin (which makes blueberry waffles in Python), but failed to produce a second party.
Of course, maybe that was just a fluke, but I can't be sure unless I can find an easier way to keep the first parties going. Maybe I should move to Iceland, I hear they're big on parties there. Probably because it's always Friday.