You are not my scammy developer
March 16, 2014 4:17 AM Subscribe
I volunteer for a non-profit organization. We've had a work agreement with a small company (Basically one or two guys) to do Drupal development work for a year. Short story: the point person in our organization is suddenly no longer with us (deceased), the developer has terminated the contract, almost none of the specifications are complete. "Agile development! Hand waving! You don't understand." We're out a LOT of money and he is holding any not yet tested code hostage for another 15K in billing. All invoices past (approved by previous guy) and present (which I don't want to approve) consist of a single line: "X number of developer hours at Y rate = gimme Z money". They are autogenerated since the number of hours is always the max allowable under the work agreement and still addressed to the deceased.
We are going to the lawyers soon, but...
posted by Gotanda to Technology (15 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
A: Am I wrong in assuming this kind of invoice is total BS and not acceptable?
B: Is there a sort of Better Business Bureau for indie developers where we can find out if this guy has scammed other people before? Tried some Googling, but.... (Power in numbers!?)
C: Am I correct to think that if a competent third party arbitrator gets access to the github repository they can make a reasonable estimate of the actual hours of coding time for the code that is in there?