Ethics... and the lack of it.

Alejandro Tejada capellan2000 at gmail.com
Tue Dec 1 22:37:15 EST 2009


Hi all, 

The Intelectual property side of software creation is not
the main concern in this "what-if-scenario", although, certainly
it is more important...

Actually, the main question could be stated again after
following these premises:

0- Companies pay a specific price for Software.
1- Software have a definite (not infinite) value for a company.
2- This value should always be higher than the actual price
paid to developers.

Are companies free to evaluate (as they please) in their accounting
balance, the current monetary value of the software for which they paid?

(Notice that in accounting books, hardware (like computer) are always losing
value each year, because of depreciation)

Could a Company state that, for example, one software program had
a value twenty or fifty times more than the sum of money they
paid for it's creation?

Who, actually, determines the real value (not the price) of software 
that developers produce?

Many thanks for your insights about these philosofical questions.

Alejandro
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