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Is 25% to me as sole author a good deal? [closed]

This is my first contract negotiation. So I've written a program which supports some hardware that the company makes. (The support is important, and most customers will buy it, but the software ...
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How strict are standard employer IP agreements about coding outside of work?

I'm in negotiations for a position with a large corporation and I'm reading their employment terms. In their IP/copyright section they state that anything that I do outside of work that is "similar" ...
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Contract Clause on Ergonomics/Injury Prevention [closed]

I'm sure many developers have faced this scenario: you're currently negotiating a new position at a company and you're going through the whole list (salary, perks, benefits, etc), but there's always ...
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Contract-to-hire - determining rate? [closed]

I'm in discussion with a company for a full-time web development position. Since the position would require telecommuting or a relocation of my family, we've agreed on doing 2-4 weeks of contract work ...
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How do I negotiate with a company to develop software?

I am a programmer, I am developing software expected to be between 50k to 100k line of code. I'd like to hire a company to develop an interface to my tool with other software by writing a plugin. This ...
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What repercussions a developer might expect after informing current employer that he is active in the job market? [closed]

A lot of developers, especially those that stay with the same company for many years and especially those working for large corporations with very healthy HR presence probably end up in this situation ...
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What is the etiquette in negotiating payment for a software development job?

The reason I'm taking a general business question and localize it to software development is that I'm curious as to whether there are certain trends/etiquette/nuances that are typical to our industry. ...
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Warranty or guarantee clause for code breaking

Should I guarantee or add a warranty clause to my contract in the event code breaks or an anomaly occurs outside the client's hand or act of God? If so, what should that language say?
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What should I ask a prospective client during initial meeting?

I'm about to branch out into taking on some contracts on the side. What would be some good questions to ask of a potential client during a first meeting? I've thought of a few things that seem pretty ...