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Re: [libreplanet-discuss] ownership of software invention


From: p . galubickas
Subject: Re: [libreplanet-discuss] ownership of software invention
Date: Sat, 14 Jan 2017 11:15:36 +0300

In worse case release this software trough your family member and indicate yourself as developer with nickname and so you should escape your employer's seizure of copyright.

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Saturday, 14 January 2017, 01:31am +02:00 from amunizp address@hidden:


>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?
>

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 http://faif.us/cast/2016/nov/01/0x5E/

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

https://sfconservancy.org/blog/?tag=ContractPatch

It might be worth joining their mailing list as well.

Good luck.




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