Freeing my code... need some guidance
matthew.flaschen at gatech.edu
Mon Jan 12 04:55:39 UTC 2009
> I mentionned in my original post that I thought having my name
> remembered what the only remain of my previous possessiveness, but
> thinking more about it. I think if my employer wants to remove it for
> any reason, if they have reasons I mean, I think I could agree to that.
> But in general terms, I prefer to have my copyright follow the
> derivatives into the future.
It's probably not your copyright. Thus, you don't have the right to
require they keep your copyright notice.
>>> His reasons include, "Because I want to use this in a business I am
>>> planning to found." Most employers won't like that reason very much.
>> That's not /necessarily/ hurting the business. Businesses don't
>> (always) try to do everything themselves.
> And besides, the work that was started by me at home, continued at work
> at their expense will eventually be continued by my company at my
If part of it was developed on company time, then that part at least is
definitely owned by your company.
> Nothing like a full-blown programmer contract clause that extends the
company territory as far as
> the employee's harddrive in certain cases... and again... the work is
> currently fully mine, i haven't shared it yet. I'm preparing... with
> your help!
In some jurisdictions, it will be owned by your company even if the
contract does not explicitly say so.
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