yyrkoon 250 Posted June 3, 2016 Share Posted June 3, 2016 Recently I was approached by someone I know to write software for an msp430 in a professional capacity. Which got me to thinking; How should I get paid, and how much ? While I can not really discuss what the project is, because of an NDA. I can say that I would be using 3 GPIO's and one channel of the on chip ADC. I will also need to "kick the dog" and possibly setup a timer for various actions. So here is my problem. This idea is mine, and has been mine for 3-4 years now. So I do want to keep software IP, in the context that I will be reusing my own idea as I see fit. So do I bid for a lump sum, or a per MCU sum ? Opting for a lump sum could be problematic as it would probably require me to share my software IP with another party. But a per MCU sum would probably involve me setting up a "burning" ,and test jig. So I can flash the MCU, test, and blow the fuse on chip once verified good. I'm leaning heavily towards a per MCU "licensing fee", but how would one determine a fair price per MCU ? Or the lump sum for that matter. Sharing my own software IP with another party has to be worth something in of it's self . . . Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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