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From Michel Boudreau <michelboudr...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Logo Contest information
Date Tue, 10 Jan 2012 18:06:04 GMT
Wouldn't it be possible to get Adobe to donate some swag?  You know,
creative suite and the likes?  There must be other companies that are able
to donate something if we actually look for it, like JetBrains for IntelliJ
or FDS, or some of the other hundreds of tools around creative development



On Tue, Jan 10, 2012 at 1:01 PM, Jeffry Houser <jeffry@dot-com-it.com>wrote:

>  On the other hand - pro-bono for the committer is strictly a time
>> contribution as far as US law is concerned. It's implicit that any work
>> done for Apache Flex is 'owned' by Apache Flex - period. The world of
>> software / intellectual property is governed by patents.
>  I believe this is an incomplete understanding.  For starters why can't
> code be covered by copyright?  There is tons of stuff out there if you
> Google it; and most of it makes me think that it can be.
>  I remember a stack overflow podcast where Joel talks about code
> ownership; and the gist was that the code you write belongs to you unless a
> contract is in place which states otherwise.  Most businesses have such
> agreement in place.
>  As an initial committer to Apache Flex, both myself and my company had to
> sign an agreement with Apache.  This seems like a very explicit agreement,
> not an implicit one as you suggest.  I assume such an agreement is required
> due to the above reasons.
>  But, yes you're right we don't have to deal with trademarks related to
> source code.
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