I live in UAE and I've built a web portal all by myself. I have been looking for a partner to kick start the product. I've been contacted by 2 guys from Canada who would like to run product there. One can make sales and the other can pitch for investors. They are demanding the copy of my software once we enter into partnership.
They just have started with me and I haven't seen their performance and results yet. How can I protect my sweat equity in new partnership? Are they really worth to have copy of software from the beginning?
Should I also ask their contribution which should be equivalent to my sweat equity?