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Re: [libreplanet-discuss] ownership of software invention

From: amunizp
Subject: Re: [libreplanet-discuss] ownership of software invention
Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2017 23:31:26 +0000
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>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
>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
>have legal claim over my program?

You need help from software freedom conservancy.  The lawyers. I just listened 
to their podcast: 'free as in freedom' refering to the contract you sign on 
joining mentioned in other responses.

Free as in Freedom: 0x5E: Conservancy's ContractPatch Initiative

There are links there to the  audio oggcast and to the blog posts which might 
be worth a read.

It might be worth joining their mailing list as well.

Good luck.

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Andres (he/him/his)
Ham United Group
Richmond Makerlabs

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