On December 28, gavin at diva.ie said:
> That said, I would not employ someone who didnt accept the nda (which
> includes the complete transfer of intellectual property and some limits
> on what can be redone and regarding work done on similar company
> projects), because our clients require us to do that as well. He who
> pays the piper and all that.
This is a huge grey area, since arguably if I worked on a helpdesk
system in Job A and then wrote a helpdesk system in Job B, how do you
prove, exactly, that I didn't use IP from A to complete B? After all,
the whole reason I get the jobs I do is because of the experience I
have. Even without code reuse, there's still the simple fact that if I
tried ten different ways to get A working before finding the right
one, I can take that knowledge to B even if I'm redoing the actual
code from scratch.
waider at waider.ie / Yes, it /is/ very personal of me.
"Look at the XFE makefile, can you understand what's going on ? No, not you
Brian." - Ramiro Estrugo
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