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MrPlacid:
I hear alot of big software giants are using oversea programmers, and they seemed to be very successful.

For those of you who use oversea, does it scare you sometimes that some individual has a copy of your software source code? If it's driver codes, who cares right?, but what about a full fledge software?

Here in the US we can sue improper code handling like what happen with facebook,
"[The movie The Social Network] covers [Zuckerberg's] dispute with the Winklevoss twins, who alleged he stole code when they employed him to develop their site, ConnectU. Facebook paid them $65m to go away."

I guess it all boils down to trust.

saturation:
Alas, it doesn't work very well.  What it really boils down to is contract law and to sue the contractor for damages if it were violated.  To avoid getting your intellectual property stolen, fan out the work so contractors only have pieces of the puzzle, then you assemble it when you receive the code subroutines.  While contract law gives you redress in the developed world, it won't be easy or cheap, and the contractee will be screwed in the meantime as many already are in various industries, in places where they respect it little like PRC and Eastern Europe.




--- Quote from: MrPlacid on July 22, 2010, 01:52:13 pm ---I hear alot of big software giants are using oversea programmers, and they seemed to be very successful.

For those of you who use oversea, does it scare you sometimes that some individual has a copy of your software source code? If it's driver codes, who cares right?, but what about a full fledge software?

Here in the US we can sue improper code handling like what happen with facebook,
"[The movie The Social Network] covers [Zuckerberg's] dispute with the Winklevoss twins, who alleged he stole code when they employed him to develop their site, ConnectU. Facebook paid them $65m to go away."

I guess it all boils down to trust.

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