Short post: What are your views about developers getting credit for what they develop in spite of (mainly web based) application owned by the business bosses?
Update: The company didn't provide me any sort of resource or mentor as I expected from an ordinary internship. Later, I decided to leave that exploititive environment. Do tell me your opinion about it.
Long post: So some days back, i filled an application for free internship as a web dev. And after some discussion, casual interview by the owner of the startup firm, they sent me an offer letter with so many terms and conditions mentioned in it. With some strength I read it all. wufff!!!
And voila! I found some points which intrigued me to discuss with him. I asked him straight forwardly that whatever project I work on, I should get the credit. He said and I quote, "Definitely! You can mention it in your resume".
So I replied him that I just don't wanna add a project in my resume but also want to back it up with some sort of credit. I suggested him to add a Developer Credit Page on the web app or just a small section. And I don't think that it should be any problem as they will have the copyright and the payment of the work. I just asked for the Credit.
:( And He said No.
What is your opinion in this regard? Should we developers not get the credit while working under some company/agency for what we develop?
For a Fresher like me, Experience matters more than money. And, experience which can be truly proved or showcased to others is of highest value. But if this is what corporate is. Then I don't think that I am a good fit for this culture.