[Chicago] Gently off topic: independent contractors and contracts

Massimo Di Pierro mdipierro at cs.depaul.edu
Mon Feb 25 23:54:51 CET 2008

What about building  web site where people can post and download  
existing contracts (anonimized, categorized, and commented) to find  
out what they need.
I can create the web site tomorrow if people have something to post.


On Feb 25, 2008, at 1:34 PM, Garrett Smith wrote:

> I have this friend. He's smart (so you know I'm not really talking  
> about
> myself) and a lawyer. In the past he's helped me sort out some  
> issues with
> sundry contract issues related to software development.
> Question to any independent software developers on the list: Do you  
> ever
> find yourself wanting a legal review of a software contract to make  
> sure
> you're not missing anything important?
> If you're anything like me, you're a cheap bastard (okay, "cost
> conscious") and don't want to engage a full fledged firm because you
> suspect they'll over charge you for what should be a simple and  
> reasonably
> priced service. All you really need is perhaps a $200-$300 review by a
> competent tech attorney to make sure you've got your bases covered  
> in the
> agreement.
> Anyone been in that position before? Thoughts on a simple, fixed- 
> fee price
> for such services?
> Garrett
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