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Can one deny specific parties the right to use and modify otherwise open source software?

I have an open source project that has the attention of some peers, and several of them are eager to contribute. There is one amongst them, however, who I wish (largely for comedic purposes; it's a ...
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How do you manage a team of software developers? [duplicate]

I am reading the book "Cracking the Sales Management Code", and the book says that sales people can be more or less managed ("measure") by measuring whether they are consistently improving on their ...
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How do you deal with lack of consensus on methodology and practices, without direction from management?

Until recently, I was the sole developer on several in-house projects. A few months ago, we added 0.4 of an FTE to our development team. It's nice not being alone on our projects, but it hasn't been ...
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Code sharing with a newbie coder in our group?

I'm working on a group project for school, and it's just me and a teammate. Well he is really behind with coding skills, and I was wondering if I should still give him access(email a copy) to the ...
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What's your suggestion if the company didn't recognize my contribution towards a big project?

I am an entry level developer with 1 year of experience. I have worked on a large scale project which I have played around 80% of the project work, those 5 months were terrible to me - late nights ...
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How to Make Sure Your Company Doesn't Go Underwater If Your Programmers Win the Lottery

I have a few programmers under me, they are all doing very great and very smart obviously. Thank you very much. But the problem is that each and every one of them is responsible for one core area, ...
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Building a satisfying community at work

In the influential "Peopleware", DeMarco and Lister state that an organisation that builds a satisfying community will tend to keep it's people. We have about 40 programmers at work. How do we go ...
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Are performance and salary reviews *really* harmful? [closed]

In the second edition of PeopleWare, DeMarco and Lister suggest that annual performance and salary reviews foster teamicide because they encourage competition within the team. Spolsky re-iterates this ...
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do you allow people to work late?

I came across this link Parkinson Law where it says like "Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion." Do you agree with this? If yes, how do you enforce this with the people? ...