Licensing a python module

John Cowan cowan at
Thu Apr 24 19:13:40 UTC 2008

Ben Tilly scripsit:

> I've had a lawyer explain this one to me.  It isn't that simple.  If
> your personal work relates in no way, shape or form to the kind of
> stuff you do your job, you have a case to claim your own copyright.

"A case", yes.  But we were talking about defaults.  Until you prove
otherwise, NYS law assumes everything you create belongs to your employer.

> I just took care of the problem by moving from New York to California.

Mmmmm.  Too drastic for me.

> And New York wonders why it doesn't have many startups?

High rents probably have a lot to do with that.

John Cowan   cowan at
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"Only on Barrayar would pulling a loaded needler start a stampede toward one."
English-to-Russian-to-English mangling thereof: "Only on Barrayar you risk to
lose support instead of finding it when you threat with the charged weapon."

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