Niall O Broin said on Wed, Mar 10, 2004 at 10:47:27AM +0000:
> >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.
To clear things up :)
I wrote the software as part of my work for the company. The company own it.
I've mentioned it to them, and they seemed roughly approveful of the idea (at
least, my boss approves, but he's only my boss). My boss wants a nice document
to sign that basically says "Company A disclaims copyright to Software X
described here, and Person B (me) claims copyright and ownership)."
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