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SubjectRe: Contributing to the kernel while being employed
Anuradha Ratnaweera wrote:

>
> Before working for a commercial organization, one usually has to sign a
> contract which makes all the work done during the period of employment
> (including innovations, "hobby" coding done during "after hours")
> copyrighted by the employer. This introduces various problems when one
> wishes to do open source development, especially as a hobby.
>

Isn't this whole "problem" solved if you do your hobbies in your own
free time? Of course, then you should also NOT use any IP from your
employer then.

If the employer agrees that you do it partly in company time, then you
should work out some agreement on GPL-ing it if you want to submit it
for inclusion.

Regrds,

Bas.



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