Freeing my code... need some guidance

Simon turner25 at
Sun Jan 11 16:56:10 UTC 2009

Ok, thanks Ben.  I will surely talk to a lawyer...  however, I would still like 
to discuss here and find a license that *should* help me achieve all my goals 
and then I will take this to a lawyer.


Ben Tilly wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 11, 2009 at 7:54 AM, Simon <turner25 at> wrote:
>> Sorry to have misled you, but you bring good ideas... discussed below.
>> As said in my first reply to Ben Tilly, my code should be licensed _BEFORE_
>> it reaches my employer, it is currently my private, closed source, personal
>> work for which I have all rights.
> As I said before, you need to consult a good lawyer before you can be
> sure of this.  Even though it is your idea, implemented at home when
> you were away from work, it *may* actually belong to your employer.
> Or may not - this varies widely.
> But I have known enough people who have been bitten by this fact that
> I strongly advise you to make no assumptions without talking it over
> with a lawyer first.  Because as soon as you discuss it with your
> employer, I guarantee that they will get good legal advice and are
> likely enforce any rights they have to the limit of the law.
> Cheers,
> Ben

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