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Re: [DotGNU]Copyright waivers for developers?

From: Barry Fitzgerald
Subject: Re: [DotGNU]Copyright waivers for developers?
Date: Mon, 13 Aug 2001 09:53:12 -0400

Bill White wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 12, 2001 at 03:06:08PM -0400, Barry Fitzgerald wrote:
> > The employment issue is not an issue at all.  I'm employed - my employer
> > doesn't control my life - nor would I let it.
> >
> > There's a problem with your assessment in the fact that you're assessing
> > all of your work as an agent of your employer.  If you intend on working
> > on DotGNU at work, then that's true.  If you work on it at home, you can
> > choose to indemnify your employer by stating that you're not acting as
> > an agent of your employer.  However, if your employer has jurisdiction
> > over what you do at home, I strongly urge you to reconsider the fact
> > that they have that power over you.
> So if I only work on this separate from my employer's equipment,
> facilities and time, you believe I am ok, and I can sign the
> copyright waiver as myself.  I don't believe my employer has
> jurisdiction over what I do when I am not working for them.
>   o I own my own equipment,
>   o I pay for my own telecommunication costs,
>   o I own and manage my own domain and local area network (local to the
>     5 computers below my desk).
>   o I manage my own time away from my employer's facility.  In fact,
>     my wife manages my time, but perhaps that's not relevant to this
>     discussion.

Yep, I believe this to be the case - but, let's copy a lawyer on this
just to be sure.

Tony, what do you think?


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