Did you like something I wrote? Please share it! I only ask that you respect a few limitations.

(Please note that these rules only apply to essays hosted here on Some of my essays are hosted on other websites and fall under different copyright rules.)

Sharing with Friends and Colleagues

You're always welcome to link to anything on my website. Link it from your blog, mention in on your company intranet, email the URL to colleagues. No problem.

You're also welcome to print out a few copies to share around the office. I'd be flattered if you decided to post something I wrote in your office or bullpen.

Some of the material in the Multimedia section (well, one thing so far) is meant for you to present to others. Go ahead! I usually require that you give me credit at the beginning of your presentation. See the presentation materials for details.

Yep, I'm crassly commercial: part of the reason I write this stuff is so that your company will realize I'm cool and hire me. It's not the only reason, but it's important. So don't remove my name or copyright from anything I've written.

Sharing with Large Groups

Do you want to include some of my writing in a company brochure or newsletter? I'm honored! Give me a call so we can work something out. To be clear: reprinting my essays without my permission is not allowed. But if you call me, I'm very likely to give you my permission. I can also rework or expand upon my material specifically for your publication.

I'm also available to speak at your company function or user group meeting. I'm an experienced speaker with good stage presence: we'll have a good time. Pick a topic from one of my essays, or choose any topic relating to software development.

If you're part of user group with at least five Agile Alliance members, the Agile Alliance may pay my travel expenses so I can come speak at your user group meeting. (What a deal!) If your group meets in Portland, Oregon, or vicinity, I'll come speak at your user group meeting for free.

Most of all, thanks for reading!