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Doug Nebeker ("Doug")
Are you selling the source code?
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
In that case it sounds ridiculous. I would tell (very politely) to buy it as it is, or go away.
If you bend over for this ridiculous request, who knows what other hoops they will make you jump through.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
StyleCop? I thought that was just a tool that ensures your code has a consistent style, i.e., for teams that want to enforce style standards. It doesn't seem pertinent to the end user.
FxCop, on the other hand, can detect issues that lead to runtime problems. If you're running Visual Studio 2012 or 2013, Professional edition or higher, then it is included as the Code Analysis tool. If you run it and there are no issues found, all it displays is "No code analysis issues were detected". I don't know what you would send the customer, other than a screenshot.
I concur this is an absurd request.
It's also odd enough that it would raise my suspicions the person is a competitor trying to find out things about my code base. Extremely technical questions about algorithms and development methodology are simply not things that normal users ask. It's a tell that there's probably something else going on.
Perhaps you could offer to do the analysis they want, but charge them a hefty fee in advance to make it worth your while?
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Custom T&C - custom pricing, period. Make the latter 10x normal (100x if you don't really want to do custom T&C).
Writing from fresh experience of having been asked by a reseller to sign 12 pages of legalese over a single license sale (deal value in the low four-figure range). In the end, the customer simply placed an order through a different reseller.
Friday, July 25, 2014
"not a competitor ... a large public corporation"
OK, I get you know. So this is the big institutional bureaucracy situation where the purchasing agent has an IQ of 70 and is blindly following their byzantine procedure manual which was written by various Wharton and Harvard lawyers and MBAs over the years.
Good advice from Dmitry and Andy on this.
Charge a silly amount to make it worth your time. They might even pay it. Or (more likely) they'll decide it isn't actually that important.
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Yes, I'd charge them $X0,000 and then offer to be on site to personally go over your code with their tech lead or auditor for one day. Or they can pay $X0,000-$travel to do it over remote desktop.
Friday, August 01, 2014
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