Please don't change Beastie to another crap logo such as NetBSD!!!

Andrew L. Gould algould at
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.

Happy Friday,

Andrew Gould

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