I have a terminal disease and there is a very high chance that I will no longer be in this world by the end of the year.
I have developed a web application that it is extensively used in my family’s business (a small hairdressing shop). No member of my family has neither programming nor system administration skills. I have neither close friends with those skills.
The business makes at most 10k in net profits per year. In fact, the business profits can only afford to pay the salaries of its 3 employees (father, mother and sister) and those are quite low and decreasing each year due to the financial crisis. In fact, I am not an employee of my family’s business, I work for a normal software development company. I developed the application during my free time in order to help them.
So far I do not care if another business also uses my application or even if the application itself loses my ownership. I just want that my family’s business can continue using it, which means system administration support if something goes wrong and development for new features/bugs.
I would like to ask you if you could give me the measures you think I could take in order to guarantee as much as possible the continuity of the application.
The technologies of the application are:
Platform: Tomcat (Java), MySQL and Linux
Frameworks: mainly JPA and ZK