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Ryan Brunsvold


I was referring specifically to an experience I had a few years back where I built a site for a small company that was in the process of building their web dev department. I built the site, got paid, handed it over and went on my merry way.

Before they pushed it live they had their newly-hired (and inexperienced) developer review it, make “last minute” changes, and push it. Well, the HTML/CSS, JS, and PHP was severely mangled by the time it went live. They then began haranguing me to fix it (for free), claiming that although I demonstrated in my final presentation that the site was working, “something happened” and it was my responsibility to correct the live site.

I refused, lost a good portfolio piece, and a potentially decent client. Long story short, had I expressly outlined Andy’s example regarding licensing I could have avoided all of that drama.