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Re: [libreplanet-discuss] ownership of software invention


From: Charles Cossé
Subject: Re: [libreplanet-discuss] ownership of software invention
Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2017 15:00:58 -0700

I think you should refer to the paperwork you signed when you became employed there.  Usually they say that they own everything you do on their time and you could get in legal trouble releasing if it's technically theirs.  But see what others say ...
-Charles

On Fri, Jan 13, 2017 at 12:34 PM, Greg Farough <address@hidden> wrote:
Hello, all,

I'm writing with a somewhat specific question. I'm a non-developing
employee of a Missouri software company. In my spare time, I do develop,
though, and am about to release a program of substantial size as free
software. I'm concerned about my employer's finding out about this and
using it to gain "ownership" over the program, seeing as how I wrote it
while under their employ. Is there anything I can do to retain my
copyright so that I can release it as free software, or does my employer
have legal claim over my program?

I appreciate your attention and response,
Greg




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