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im developing a custom Visual Basic program for a manufacturing company. nothing big im only charging them $500. is it customary to give them the source code? or just the program?
 
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Originally posted by Randall Twede:
im developing a custom Visual Basic program for a manufacturing company. nothing big im only charging them $500. is it customary to give them the source code? or just the program?


It depends on the contract. Usually it's explicitly specified. If it's not, I suppose you're not legally obligated to do so--customer satisfaction is a different issue. (Although if they didn't ask for it, they probably don't know enough about software to realize it untl they want to make changes.)
If you give them the source code, they can hire someone else to do future revisions. If you keep it, you've got an edge on future contracts.
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