A discussion over at Business of Software re people who steal software and then have the gall to demand tech support got me thinking: patients have one, consumers have one, airline passengers want one, everyone in the United States has one (even if they don’t know it and it’s a bit frayed around the edges) – why not a Micro-ISV Bill of Rights!
Putting quill to computer screen, here’s my first draft. Additions welcome!
- We have the right to tell obnoxious customers to go to hell and enjoy doing so.
- We have the right to write our software our way, not the 19 different ways the last 19 customers said we “should” have written it.
- We have the right to get paid.
- We have the right to wonder if taking modafinil or adopting polyphasic sleep would let us catch up on all the things a micro-ISV has to do to get and stay in business.
- We have the right to not work in a cubicle.
- We have the right to take time off for good behavior.
- We have the right to dream, and to make those dreams reality.