My company now a sole-proprieter at this point is for many years coming up with a business plan and modifying it. All along developers tried to do and complete the project but they could not handle change when needed. And then taking it to new companies either they balked or redid it themselves. Still it did not get to be useable and finished!
So now working with a team that owns several companies and they are taking a free shopping cart and a licensed OSS bidding system to create the site. I tried for 3+ years to find a company that really knew what I wanted and could understand it! And when I "found" them either to use their software I would have had to buy several versions and put them together. So this last team is attempting this other way to keep costs down and get the many functions and features done. They are using the updated homepage I had been working on for years now made it WEB 2.0 version. The framework was built from Scratch to allow future use, editing and expansion, etc. But it "shows" an bidding system of this OSS licensed software and not the screenshot I want. What I am told it they are dealing with the functioning issues first and then will design the views to my liking. I did not sign a licensure agreement with this other company they purchased the license. But when does the site become My Site, and the Code become my company's code? Does it have to be tried again later from scratch finishing what I tried for years to get done later? (at probably at much greater cost then) The point is really when I want investors, etc. or to Sell the company and website what happens to the Code! And it will not meet all the specs either. But will be much closer.