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revised How do you explain the value of native files to an uneducated client?
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comment How do you explain the value of native files to an uneducated client?
While you're sort of right about the source code thing (that is, assuming you ignore the huge amount of open source software out there -- but that's fair enough, since it's rarely custom-written to spec), it should also be noted that software development contracts usually do include either delivery of source code or some kind of continued support provision. Otherwise, who's going to fix bugs in your fancy new software, or update it when it stops working with the latest version of some other program?
Aug
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comment How do you explain the value of native files to an uneducated client?
I have to give you a +1 because, although I (deliberately) wrote my own answer from almost a diametrically opposed viewpoint, I agree 100% with your core message: there's no point in trying to "explain the value of native files" to the client, since they have no reason to care what you think they're worth. In the end, it just comes down to whether you and they can haggle a price that you're willing to accept and they're willing to pay.
Aug
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comment How do you explain the value of native files to an uneducated client?
I can't really comment on your other examples, but I'd just like to note that, IME, almost all non-commodity software comes with either source code or a support contract, or possibly both. (For that matter, thanks to the free software / open source movement, a lot of commodity software comes with source code too nowadays, but that's only tangentially relevant.)
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answered How do you explain the value of native files to an uneducated client?
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answered How to draw MS Paint like (aliased), 1px circle in GIMP
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comment Invisible Barcode
I'm going to go out on a limb and say "no." Would be cool if it were, though.
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answered Small, anti-aliased fonts for an LCD display
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revised Image that looks different on black background and on white
aw, dammit, that doesn't quite work after all
Aug
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revised Why does this PNG image on twitter look different when clicked?
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revised Why does this PNG image on twitter look different when clicked?
copyedit, add screenshots
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revised Why does this PNG image on twitter look different when clicked?
use the actual PNG image instead of letting imgur convert it to JPEG; better title
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comment Why does this PNG image on twitter look different when clicked?
See also this answer to another question, where I describe how pictures like this work and how to create them.
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answered How is this product box with windows / hologram effect created?
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answered How to colorize an image as in the example?