Please don't change Beastie to another crap logo such as
Andrew L. Gould
algould at datawok.com
Fri Feb 11 14:29:28 PST 2005
On Friday 11 February 2005 04:11 pm, Anthony Atkielski wrote:
> Chad Leigh -- Shire.Net LLC writes:
> > Many of the people that work
> > on it are paid to work on it by their employers, who are using it
> > commercially.
> That would mean that their employers hold a copyright in the FreeBSD
> code written by their employees; this is a classic implicit
> work-for-hire arrangement. Have these people signed an agreement with
> their employers that waives the work-for-hire copyright interest?
That's an assumption. We could as easily assume that the employers:
1. contribute the employees' work back to the project under a free
license as to benefit from improvements that might be made by the
FreeBSD Project; and
2. keep secret stuff out of the FreeBSD Project so that it stays secret;
3. make policies regarding points #1 and #2 very clear to the developer
at the beginning of the employment relationship.
We can assume this or that until my keyboard runs out of monitor ink;
but there's been enough cynicism for one week.
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