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From Jim Jagielski <...@jaguNET.com>
Subject Re: Corporate Contributions
Date Fri, 25 Mar 2005 14:11:12 GMT
For any company which hires peoples specifically to work
on OSS projects, or who specifically allow people to work
on them (either off-hours or on-hours, ala Google), having
them sign a CCLA is a no-brainer.

For those whose companies are "anti-OSS" or who
barely tolerate their employees working on OSS, a
CCLA would be nice, but unrealistic to expect. In
those cases, the employee must be *extremely* careful
to know and understand what is and is not allowed
within their employee agreement. A typical example
is that if you are provided by a laptop by your company,
you take it on the plane with you, and develop some
code or patch using it, the company could reasonably
claim that it was developed using company resources and
is therefore the property of the company.


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