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I currently work for a company, a big company. I have a contract that states that I need to ask for permission to have another job. Very standard I suppose.

I'd like to start trying out some ideas for start ups. Some of them work without moving money (write a program, release it as shareware or something like that and see if people is interested), that's easy.

But some ideas need to move money. One is, in some way, like Amazon's Turk Machine, where money should be involved since day 1. Without having to request permission from my current employer and having to set up a company, how can I give that idea a try?


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closed as off-topic by MichaelT, gnat, Snowman, durron597, Dan Pichelman Nov 2 '15 at 2:59

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Can you be specific about which nation's legal system you fall under so we don't have the usual flamewar about what is enforcable/unenforcable at your geographic location? – Kev Oct 14 '08 at 0:45
I marked this as offtopic because it's a question about getting a business off the ground, funding it and employer/employee IP issues. I don't really see the 'programming' question here. – Kev Oct 14 '08 at 1:27
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is a question that delves into the legality of contract law and non compete agreements. – user40980 Nov 1 '15 at 18:40