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What the usual or accepted cost of a support contract for custom software?

For custom built web based software, what is the industry standard or generally accepted cost for support and maintenance of the software? Is it usual to be expressed as a % of the original ...
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What issues do I need to consider when setting up a User Support group for a large enterprise system?

I have been tasked with becoming the Administrator for a large enterprise software system that consists of several shrink wrapped applications and some home grown 'glue' and has a couple of hundered ...
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Who should pay for fixes/bugs?

So I just started freelancing both in desktop/web development and this client who already accepted my work, and payed me keeps coming back at me each time he finds a bug etc. And I have found myself ...
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Becoming a “maintenance developer” [duplicate]

So I've kind of been getting angry about the current position I'm in, and I'd love to get other developers' input on this. I've been at my current place of employment for about 11 months now. When I ...
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Is GCC dying without threads support on Windows?

I need some opinion. GCC was always a very good compiler, but recently it is losing "appeal". I have just found that on Windows GCC does not have std::thread support, forcing Windows users to use ...
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What is the biggest support a boss can give to his/her developers?

Buying the best hardware, paying the most precious bonus or reward, treating them politely, provide the opportunity for improvement, etc.? We want to improve the productivity of our development team. ...