[Chicago] Gently off topic: independent contractors andcontracts

Garrett Smith garrett at mojave-corp.com
Tue Feb 26 19:36:59 CET 2008


Interesting idea. Ironically, there might be some legal issues in creating
a site that stores confidential information like pending contracts, etc.
Hmmm.

On , chicago-bounces+garrett=mojave-corp.com at python.org wrote:

> 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. 
> 
> Massimo
> 
> 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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