Version compatibility issues - Re: openssl development work / paid
Jan Just Keijser
janjust at nikhef.nl
Tue May 4 07:34:32 UTC 2021
First of all, apologies to this mailing list for making you part of this.
I will reply one more time , then take this discussion off-list.
On 04/05/21 07:24, Embedded Devel wrote:
> On 5/3/21 2:20 PM, Jan Just Keijser wrote:
>> Just for the record:
>> On 26/03/21 09:51, Embedded Devel wrote:
>>> i now have a second developer looking at this, so hoping he can sort
>>> it all out.
>> I was that second developer and even though 'Embedded Devel' listed
>> this as "paid" work and even though he made repeated promises about
>> following up on payment, I never did receive payment.
>> I checked the email address and IP addresses used for this job and
>> found nothing terribly wrong. My conclusion is that either someone
>> hijacked an email address - meaning that Optimcloud is not a very
>> *safe* company to do business with - or that 'Embedded Devel' at
>> Optimcloud simply thinks he can get away with this - meaning that
>> Optimcloud is not a very *trustworthy* company to do business with.
> no actually, neither is the case. I submitted the work for payment,
> accounting inquired of the developer if it was all working and he
> stated it wasnt. So where it is, and its more i think we dont
> understand is when the client registers and is authorized it should
> generate a new xml config for the client, and right now there appears
> to be some mismatch, basically we have no idea how you had this
> working. so we are a month in from the work you did and i submitted
> payment for, and still have had 0 reproducability. Ive even reviewed
> the document you sent, as has he, and we are missing something.
This is the first time I hear of this. To get a few things straight (and
I have the full email exchange at hand to back this up):
- 'embedded devel' originally asked for a developer to port old OpenSSL
code to openssl 1.1+
- I offered to do this and ported the application to work with openssl
1.1.1 within a few hours. 'embedded devel' agreed with me in email that
I had achieved the original goal.
- after that, I offered to help in debugging the rest of the
client/server application workflow, which was poorly documented but
which had little to do with openssl specifics. I never offered or
promised to get the entire client/server application framework working
- 'embedded devel' accepted my offer and said he had a fixed maximum
amount that he could spend.
- I worked for the remainder of the time on analyzing and debugging the
application workflow, even though it turned out that I was not given all
source code. 'embedded devel' confirmed that a part was missing.
- I wrote a report with my findings and suggestions on how to proceed.
'embedded devel' was satisfied with the report and told me he would ask
accounting to pay me.
- after several reminders about payment he did not respond to my emails
until I made my post yesterday, claiming for the first time that what I
had done was not reproducible.
Reviewing this, I see no reason to change my viewpoint on the
trustworthiness of either 'embedded devel' or the company Optimcloud.
Snipping out the rest of the mail as it is off-topic to this mailing
list. I will reply to it privately.
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