Ethics... and the lack of it.

Chipp Walters chipp at chipp.com
Sun Dec 13 17:46:37 EST 2009


Interesting conversation. Alejandro, I don't think it's any of your concern
what they value the software you developed for them. Perhaps they are trying
to get a loan, or are negotiating a merger with another company. Perhaps
they want to somehow show the value generated while managing their company.

The only one who will have issues are, owners, investors, stockholders,
potential M&A partners, and of course the big one - the IRS. If a company
can't demonstrate their appraised value of the software, then they can have
other major issues with the IRS.

In anycase, rarely is the value of a commercial software package equal to
the amount spent on development (see Adobe, Microsoft, Apple).

Even so, I'm not sure how any of this affects you? You get paid to develop
software, not create and manage a business using or marketing or selling
software. VERY different things.

-Chipp
 (uncloaking--- then cloaking back!)



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