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DF96 16th January 2013 08:56 PM

offshore software development
See this story on the BBC news site.

kad 19th January 2013 06:47 AM

This guy is either crazy or a genius! But he now lost his job @ Verizon. Now large companies outsource offshore, and it's okay. How about the individuals? Is it okay? Or is it a punishable offense? Perhaps it's merely capitalism?

There's a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line.
~ Oscar Levant

sofaspud 19th January 2013 07:12 AM

"He had had a nice, good, idle time all the while – plenty of company – and the fence had three coats of whitewash on it!"

from Mark Twain's Tom Sawyer

DF96 19th January 2013 06:24 PM

In the UK there is a legal distinction between a contract of service (i.e. employment) and a contract for services (e.g. business to business). The former requires the individual to personally carry out reasonable instructions from his employer, and places obligations on both parties. The latter is more a matter of whatever it says in the contract, so in many cases the contractor is free to sub-contract all or part of the work. Other countries may differ.

Bigun 19th January 2013 06:34 PM

I thought this kind of thing was an urban legend - you gotta credit the guy for having the stones to try it.

pauljoe 8th July 2013 07:58 AM

Now offshore outsourcing is very common but an individual doing it in this way is not acceptable. Business to business outsourcing is the right way, it's breach of company policies.

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