Refactored 041: "Knowing your Core Business"

Wherein Chris won't let Frank finish a thought and both guys care more about anonymous strangers than their current team.

published Oct 5, 2021
Show Notes

Refactored #041: “Knowing your Core Business”

On this episode of Refactored…

  • Chris needs sleep like a little tiny baby ever since he got a creature comfort patch into Rails.
  • The guys agree that contrary to popular opinion, most attorneys are actually wonderful humans; they’re lovely colleagues who just want to do the right thing.
  • The guys discuss NDAs - particularly around startup ideas - and how they prevent others from stealing all your related future profits and sexytime.
  • Regarding FLOSS in the corporate environment, Frank wants to know, why would/wouldn’t a company publish more Open Source software? The guys come up with a few common excuses, and each is worse than the others:
    • ownership (e.g. IP rights)
    • liability
    • security
    • reputation
  • The guys talk a bit about Coopetition - probably something your team could use a bit of.
  • The pick of the week is Home Assistant, a central command and control system for smart homes that’s pretty sweet.
  • … and much more!

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