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RE: tutorial or guidebook text for some complex topics

From: Drew Adams
Subject: RE: tutorial or guidebook text for some complex topics
Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2006 16:24:32 -0700

     > IIUC, GNU does not want to take the chance that an employer
     > might claim that a contribution was made in the context of
     > employment.

    If Oracle are paying you to work on Emacs or even write a
    tutorial or guidebook on it, I can see there might be a problem.
    If your work for them is not related to Emacs then I can't.
    It would be highly unusual for them to specify
    what you do outside work.

This is a sidebar, distracting from the real thread. I will respond, but I
don't want to extend the discussion.

My work is not related to Emacs. My employer specifies nothing about what I
do outside work. The company is simply unwilling to sign any papers,
probably thinking that there is nothing to be gained. I imagine that some
other large companies might have similar policies - lawyers run the show, to
some extent.

As I said, I am not a lawyer and am not knowledgeable in this area. RMS and
GNU legal people looked at this in detail for my case a couple of years ago.
I contribute my code freely (GPL) on Emacs Wiki, and I contribute general
ideas for Emacs development here.

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