On Wednesday 10 March 2004, nickm at go2.ie (Nick Murtagh) wrote:
>Dave O Connor wrote:
> > I've got some software I wrote that I'm trying to get my company to
> > disclaim the copyright on, so that I can release it under some
> > open-source license.
>>Niall O Broin wrote:
>> Unless you specifically WANT your company to abandon its copyright on the
>> software, there's no reason to try to do this.
>>I think he's talking about software _he_ wrote, presumably while
>working for the company.
If he wrote the software while working for the company as part of his work for
the company, then they own it. If he wrote the software while working for the
company on his own time and not as part of his work for the company, then the
matter is less clear, but there's every chance that the company MIGHT at some
future stage try to claim ownership, so it might be as well for him to consult
a parasite^Wlawyer. The problem there of course is that he's then faced with
an expense for trying to be nice to people.
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