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SubjectRe: Contributing to the kernel while being employed
Anuradha Ratnaweera <> writes:

>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

This is neither possible in Germany ("sittenwidrig") nor can an
employer slap a Copyright on code that you've wrote in your free time
(Copyright stays with the Author (This is "Urheberrecht" und
"Verwertungsrecht" in Germany)).

Exec summary: Don't sign such an agreement. Sounds like slavery to me.


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