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> ::: All I said was that the client could specify the deliverable, but
> ::: not what was used to create it.
And Bill Swallow responded:
> And what of maintenance? What of corporate style and template?
> Myself, I ask my clients what they want me to use...
> after my contract is over, I make sure they're able to
> use what I gave them (and yes, I give them the source files, as they've
> paid for them as part of the contract price).
AAARRGGHHH! I ****never**** said that I didn't care what the client
used. Please don't misinterpret my statement; I always find out what
they use and use the same. For me, the client is the first, last,
and only one who needs to be pleased with my work. In whatever way
the client wants to see it. I will give the client what the client
wants, how the client wants it. Period. I usually give the client
*more*, if I can.
What I _said_ was that one of the IRS issues for being 1099 is that
the client can't require certain things, including content creation
Most of the time, I'm the only writer or one of a very small team. I
do my best to set up something that those who follow can easily take
over and maintain. The client always gets source files, whether they
think they need them or not (and it's happened that they really
don't think they need the source).
I have no trouble with my enemies. I can take care of my enemies all
right. But my damn friends... They're the ones that keep me walking
the floor nights! -Warren Harding
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