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Re: GNU project _does_ discriminate contributors by classes

From: Ruben Safir
Subject: Re: GNU project _does_ discriminate contributors by classes
Date: Tue, 29 Oct 2019 13:26:56 -0400
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On 10/29/19 11:49 AM, DJ Delorie wrote:
>> if a contributor-to-be happens to be an employee, FSF does not trust
>> his words about origin of his contribution,
> This seems reasonable to me in the USA.  Many companies have a clause in
> their contracts that say that the company owns anything the employee
> creates during their tenure, *even off hours*.  Given how complex
> employment contracts are, it's reasonable to ask for a legal disclaimer
> from employers, much like we ask for assignments from contributors.
> It's not about trusting the people involved, it's about protecting
> against people *not* involved who may have bad intentions, who may take
> advantage of honest mistakes.

I've actually taken a magic marker out and crossed those clasues out of
the contract... take or leave it.

Nobody owns whats on my computer in the house.

It can get complex though when you are using software you created under
the GPL for work, which happens often.  There really needs to be a clear
understanding about what is yours and what is theirs.

So many immigrant groups have swept through our town
that Brooklyn, like Atlantis, reaches mythological
proportions in the mind of the world - RI Safir 1998
DRM is THEFT - We are the STAKEHOLDERS - RI Safir 2002 - Leadership Development in Free Software

Being so tracked is for FARM ANIMALS and extermination camps,
but incompatible with living as a free human being. -RI Safir 2013

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