Jon_King - 1:03 pm on Mar 12, 2010 (gmt 0)
>>I had one guy who wanted to see my "operational manual" for how one of my web sites works. It turned out that he wasn't actually interested in completing the transaction, just getting inside my code and procedures in order to copy what I do.
A misleading buyer overture. Many do not realize this potent tactic used by many execs for probing the competition.
The open-the-books or show-me-the-code can end up damaging you with almost no recourse as the misuse of garnered information is difficult if not impossible to prove. Be careful who sees your proprietary information.