lkml.org 
[lkml]   [2003]   [Jul]   [30]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
/
From
SubjectRe: Contributing to the kernel while being employed
Date
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.)

Anuradha


-
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to majordomo@vger.kernel.org
More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html
Please read the FAQ at http://www.tux.org/lkml/

\
 
 \ /
  Last update: 2005-03-22 13:47    [W:0.037 / U:0.052 seconds]
©2003-2020 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site