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Re^3: Hiding source code (in a country with no laws)by shotgunefx (Parson)
|on Feb 10, 2006 at 04:02 UTC||Need Help??|
Did you even read the post? Contractually, they had no right to use the software the day I didn't get paid. Their use was contingent on paying me on time. That's the deal, in writing.
So making the software refuse to publish 3 weeks after the payment date is far from malware. It's no different then having a trial evaluation of software expire after the period is up. And yes, they were deadbeats. They were obligated to pay me and they didn't. They didn't answer any communications for weeks. The day they couldn't use it, was the day they paid.
They didn't call and make arrangements. I certainly would have worked with them, but they didn't. But magically they have the money in the mail an hour after we "talked" when they had to.
This isn't something I always did. It's something I did once. I wish I did it to a few more. I ended up losing at least $30K that year to people doing things like that. Even before I knew better, I didn't trust the gimmicky companies who were sprouting up in that time. Didn't see how you could blow through $70,000,000 a year and think you could survive selling t-shirts on commision.
The point about "my other clients" was that he should try and build better relationships so you don't have to deal with crap like this.
When my mother and brother got cancer, basically everyone I worked for (some big companies too), put all their plans on hold for six months while I took care of my family. The VP of one of them came to the funerals. That's the point. You can build good working relationships and ultimately, that's what you should try to be doing. Because unless you have to, dealing with people you're worried about screwing you isn't worth it.
So how would my other clients feel if I told them that story?, they'd laugh about it because they know it's not something I'd do to them.
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