its obvious na hindi naiintindihan ni client yung development process wherein you create the backend then yung theming is pwede sa huli ginagawa at sinadya nyang ihuli iapply yung design layout logo because meron NDA at contract na wala pa xang copy. he insited na bigyan muna xa copy ng contracts saka nya gagawin ung theming part or saka na umpisahan yung project dahil sa copyright infridgement at intellectual property law(client said his project has copyright, logo content etc).
naging cautions lang friend ko kasi the client insisted for their ideas to be just between them. my friend reach out for other developers dahil malaki ang project at impossible na iisang tao lang gumawa given the time frame. but certainly wala ni isang idea concept or feature ng website ni client ang nadivulge sa mga developer. kinailangan lang nya ng suggestion for server setup. database design, security measures etc. he already paid commission bought a hard drive kumuha ng internet, at nagbigay na xa ng consultancy service sa client etc etc.
hindi pa binigyan ng copy ng contract ang friend ko kasi pinapa notaryo pa daw nila. now the client wants a full refund after my friend insisted to have a copy of the contract before starting the design or before applying the clients DESIGN/IDEAS. client insist na wala pang nagawa kasi iba itsura and with web development it doesnt work that way. unfair din kung magbigay ng full refund friend ko kasi gumasta na din xa at dahil na din sa pride nya na parang incompetent siya kaya pinupull out ang contract.
now can he not give a refund? what are laws concerning downpayment? meron kami kasama nung ngpiramhan ng kontrata which is his secretary/girlfriend.
unfair ba sa friend ko kung ibabalik nya ang downpayment? kung kakasuhan ba xa meron xang chance manalo? client said they will honor my friends expenses kung meron resibo. this is a freelance job my friend doesnt issue receipt dahil hindi naman ganun kalaki ang bayad sa project.