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  • 42
    Technically yes. He didn't get paid so the paper they signed falls now so yeah I think so.
  • 20
    Like any other bug, if it's well documented under the risks and continuity plans and your client sign for that... Yes you can and you will enjoy doing it
  • 15
    Depends on the contract terms. But in whole, if you did not get payed, the work belongs to you, so you fairly can disrupt it.
  • 3
    Well his work looks cool, just checked his github
  • 2
    I assume there wasn't any specific contract because if it was wouldn't the developer be able to sue the employee for breaking the contract?

    Also open sourcing this wouldn't allow the employee to just use the code and hire some cheap beginner?
  • 2
    @echonox not paying already violates the contract so I don't think that'd be an issue
  • 9
    Client:
  • 4
    @echonox true, but it also means the clients compitotors will have complete access to business rules/logic. Depending on the project and its complexity much of the business plan could now in effect be free for all.

    It could irrevocably damage the business if the correct competitor used that knowledge correctly.
  • 1
    The title is a bit clickbaity, although I don't think intentionally. In addition to the client not paying, the client decided not to launch the product at all.
  • 1
    I would include the database secrets in the code. 😈
  • 3
    @maushax as a developer I don't care if the project is launched or not I still spent my time developing that
  • 0
    @Teknas also all the API keys and 3rd party sign in passwords 😂😂
  • 1
    We use open source softwares, who is lost in transmission... Vuejs
  • 1
    @Haxk20
    If client is good at paper work he may have clause on the not paying or pay bit later thing. But if the person used clients resources or any license they can still have a legal stand.
  • 1
    Done that
  • 0
    In Germany the contract is not broken if the customer not pays. You just have a due you can get a title on.
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  • 1
    I don't know if this is the correct english word for this. It means you can rip the owed money of his bank account with the law on your side.
  • 0
    I definitely upvote this. Some clients really deserve this
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