If any of you could help, I would really appreciate it...
I'm consulting for a company that commissioned a firm to build them a website. The contract is a piece of crap and the development firm is also going to be hosting the web site. The problem that I'm facing is that the development firm is claiming that they will not give us access to the source code or the image files (it's a flash site sigh, i know..) they are claiming that it's industry standard to not release the source code to the client and that it is their proprietary information.
In my opinion, they have been contracted to do the work by my client. My client is paying for the website etc. therefore they should be entitled to the source code and all applicable files. If it was running on some sort of core system that was proprietary to the developer, some database or something, I wouldn't think it reasonable to ask for anything other than the site itself. In this case, however, it's a stand alone flash site. The contract doesn't specify either way... It's basically a sheet of paper 1 website for $xxx
Anyone know of any documentation anywhere that outlines industry standards and practices in this respect?