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SubjectRe: Contributing to the kernel while being employed
On Wed, 2003-07-30 at 20:38, Bas Mevissen wrote:
> 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.

Not always. Some contracts talk about "employement", while others (most
are of this catagory) are about the "employement period". The latter
_does_ include all 24 hours of the day (I have checked it with some
legal folks.)


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