A not so fair industry norm

June 14, 2020 / by Sashe Vuchkov / 0 Comments

Code. Blogs. Articles. eBooks. White Papers. Ads. Website copy. Poetry. Jokes. Essays.

Maybe you don’t know yet, but I’m very passionate not only about writing software.

Actually, I’m into writing itself.

It’s weird, you know, but if I were immortal, I would spend most of the time writing and learning all possible genres, formats, and types of writing.

That’s how far my craziness goes…

Suppose I’ve just written a best seller eBook and sell the rights to a publisher. In that case, I will get a fat check as an initial payment and a hefty royalty payment on every sale so I will have some revenue from this intellectual property year after year.

And what happens if I create or participate with original code to create “best seller” software for a company?

I get my wage at the end of the month.

And that’s it.

One app or website can be a very profitable intellectual property, but in case we don’t have any “options” in the company, we, the authors of the code, take a tiny share of the overall profits.

And I consider that “a not so fair industry norm.”


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Hello, it's cool and cooler it gets
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What a sad commentary on our nation's attention span
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You are so right!
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