- December 8, 2009 at 4:30 pm #28869
I am conducting research for a social investigation report on the necessity for establishing ownership of commissioned work, and would value some feedback in this area. If anyone would be willing to answer some of the questions below it would be greatly appreciated.1. Have you done programming work as an independent contractor? On how many separate occasions?2. How often were you provided benefits by the hiring parties? 3. Have you retained ownership of any of the applications or code that you wrote during those contracts?4. Were rights of ownership negotiated up front or included as part of the contract?5. Have you ever been in a dispute over ownership? If so, what steps were taken to resolve the issue and what was the outcome?6. What is your professional opinion on the ownership of commissioned software applications?7. Is there anything else that you would like to add on this topic?Thank you in advance for taking the time to view my post and hopefully provide some feedback.December 8, 2009 at 10:27 pm #32615
1. no not contracted2. never actually "hired"3. i retain most code and its almost always free to public, and once again, no contracts.4. usually negotiated up front...5. nope6. I think that the ownership should be the writers, and that the company that hired them on should thank the writers that they have them to help, because without them what would they have? (kinda one sided for me though)7. not reallyDecember 29, 2009 at 9:34 am #32616
I have friend who does this work I will let him know about this…..he would be interested in taking part in this survey
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