Let's say a client asks me to perform a certain task. During this task I ask a question on StackOverflow to solve a certain detail or issue. What is the etiquette on asking questions related to freelance projects that I am paid for? When asking questions during my free time, open source projects, or research projects I certainly do not see a problem. However, in paid consultancy work what is the stance of the SO community on this. What is the etiquette surrounding them. I have some ideas on them, maybe others could comment?
- In principle I think this should be fine, as long as I am not only a leech, but contribute back to the community by answering other people's questions.
- Should I disclose this is consultancy work from which I benefit financially?