David Bindel wrote: > My potential client will not accept anything less than full legal > ownership/copyright in order to: > > 1) avoid "copyright problems" This is nonsense. You're probably not allowed to use PHP either, because you'll be using PHP-functions which he doesn't own. Every website uses software which is somebody elses property. > 2) avoid "subsidizing" the development of future websites in which I > might reuse code that I used in his website Strange. He thinks that if he buys Windows XP he is not subsidizing the development of Longhorn or even the next version of the X-Box? > 3) ensure that his website is "one of a kind" (as far as internal PHP > code goes) It looks like he doesn't know the economics of software. Give him two proposals: your initial proposal and his proposal, which is ten times more expensive. Edwin Martin.