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Re: New idea for outsourcing programming


  • Subject: Re: New idea for outsourcing programming
  • From: Pete Massiello <pmassiello@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 01 Apr 1998 08:14:17 -0500
  • Organization: OS Solutions International

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David,

  I think you have a good idea.  You might want to be careful about
using code that you created for someone else, and then reselling it.  I
do not know if you are a consultant or a fulltime employee.  In either
case (In the US at least) the code that you write while the company is
paying you to do that, is legally their code.  I dont want to burst your
bubble, just thought you would be interested in that info.

     Good luck.

            Pete 

 Leland, David wrote:
> 
> I recently posted a note on this list, Newslink/400 and
> comp.sys.ibm.misc.as400, requesting assistance for a program I wanted to
> write (I posted it as "IFS Cleanup").  I did not get much of any helpful
> feedback, but I'm certain that someone out there has done what I'd like
> to do.  So why aren't they responding?  I'm sure there are a number of
> reasons:  time, hesitancy to share code which has the potential to make
> money, etc.
> 
> I respect these reasons, being a programmer myself, but, it still
> doesn't solve my immediate problem.  So, I've hit upon an idea that,
> while not necessarily revolutionary, may be something that has the
> potential to "kill two birds with one stone".  I haven't worked the
> details out but my plan is as follows:
> 
>         I'd like to be able to post either on our company web site, or
> an internet newsgroup, or somewhere, a list of discrete programs which
> we are entertaining bids on.  My thinking is that these would have to be
> very distinct, non-integrated programs, and would have to be very
> well-defined - not projects, just simple stand-alone programs.  I
> currently have 2 programs like this that are simply things on my to-do
> list that I never seem to get to.
> 
> Other details about payment, receipt of code, etc. would need to be
> worked out, but don't seem insurmountable.  As a programmer, I know that
> I would be willing to bid on programs that were similar to ones I'd
> already done - allowing me to make a little extra money without spending
> a lot of time doing it.
> 
> Comments?
> 
> Dave
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