I’d like to hire coders via oDesk to do some specific tasks. But I worry about the danger to my business of granting a stranger, most likely in a different legal jurisdiction to mine, access to my source code. The chance of a oDesker stealing the code is minimal but potentially deadly to my business.
Maybe I could re-architect my source code into discrete units and just grant access to the necessary unit. But over time the same person might eventually get access to each unit, as I give them different tasks.
How do you deal with this? What suggestions do you have for me?