Yes, without specific contract saying that you own the source and the client
does not...everything you do or "invent" while working directly for that
client (regardless of where you are when you do the actual work...as long as
you are working directly on that client's projects...) the client owns the
source and all output thereof. It's no different than if you were an
employee at a company where they own everything you
create/invent/regurgitate.

You will need to have your client sign a client that specifies the exact
terms of ownership otherwise if you want to keep the source and/or prevent
them from selling it.

However...you can't put the nuclear explosion back in its casing...so the
time to have had them sign that contract was prior to you doing any work for
them.



Shannon O'Donnell
5314 County Road Z
Spring Green, WI 53588
(608) 341-7856
sodonnell@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx



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From: consult400-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:consult400-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Luke Gerhardt
Sent: Monday, March 12, 2012 12:46 PM
To: consult400@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [Consult400] question from new consultant about handling
deliverables

Hello all,

I've worked writing programs on an AS/400/iSeries/i-whatever for about a
decade, but now I'm working as a freelance consultant. I'm starting to get
requests for AS/400 work now, and I'm not certain what is standard in this
field as far as handling deliverables.

Is it typical to provide source code to the client? If so, is there a
license to be used which would prevent them from copying it and reselling
it? How do you handle your clients from the side of software development?
Contracts? I'm not new to the machine, but I am new to the consulting side,
so I deeply appreciate any thoughts and advice you have!

Thanks!!

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Luke G.
Total Digital Consulting, LLC

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