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From Niclas Hedhman <>
Subject Re: John Sisson - new Apache Geronimo committer
Date Thu, 07 Apr 2005 02:09:55 GMT
On Wednesday 06 April 2005 23:38, Jeff Genender wrote:

> This fascinates people actually have to get permission to become
> a committer or member of the ASF?

Well, over on legal-discuss@ this has recently been debated, and my impression 
 *  In Europe, whatever you do on your spare time is your business, as long 
    as you don't utilize company resources (space, computers, bandwidth...)

 *  In USA, your butt belongs to the company 24/7, and any output from you
    and your brain can potentially be claimed by the employer (some even
    suggesting the fish you caught on a vacation.)

 *  Rest of the World, murky at best.

ASF is just trying to make sure that an employer doesn't claim IP rights 


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