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SubjectRe: Contributing to the kernel while being employed
Previously 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.

If you signed a contract which said that you might be out of luck,
depending on you local law. If your law allows a company to demand
ownership of everything you do in your own time without using company
resources than you can't work on open source projects unless your
employer allows you to. Personally, I would never sign any contract with
a clause like that.

Wichert.

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Wichert Akkerman <wichert@wiggy.net> It is simple to make things.
http://www.wiggy.net/ It is hard to make things simple.

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