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Can I continue to sell a tool/library I wrote in the past now that I got a full-time job or company will not like it?

I was selling a library/framework/tool to companies. Licensing the binaries. Now I got a full-time-job. Haven't started yet, but will start soon. And I just got a request for quote from a company in ...
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Can I use MIT license to give some of my previous written code to employer so that I protect myself and don't lose my copyright?

My situation: I have written a framework before I started my new job. I own the copyright. It has a bunch of boilerplate logic inside of it, like any piece of software. (duh!) I don't want to use ...
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Programming task to test for focus on maintainability [closed]

I am looking for a programming task, which shows whether the coder has maintainability in mind while programming. I imagine giving a task to fix a bug in a method. It should be clear to the programmer ...
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Bringing your own computer to work [closed]

I recently joined a startup, and we've been growing quickly over the last year. However, I've noticed that out of all the new hires (mostly sales and support) they are bringing in their own laptops to ...
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Is my first employer expecting too much?

This is my first job as a programmer. I am working using the following technologies: ASP.NET C# HTML CSS Javascript JQuery I work for a firm which develops software for small banking firms. ...
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Which is better for increasing accuracy/visibility of project timelines: a developer and a manager or two developers?

I'm currently a one person development team. My employer is looking at hiring a manager. They do this because, for the more complicated projects, I tend to take a "this is how much I've got done - ...
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Would working for an “adult website” hurt my future employability? [closed]

I am considering taking a software engineering job at a pornographic website. While I have no moral objections to the industry, will it be a red flag on my resume?
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Is it justifiable for a prospective employer to ask you to make a decision without full information? [closed]

The Story I am currently in the process of finding a new job. Several days ago I had two interviews with prospective employers, both of which expressed interest for a second meeting. Company A ...
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Do employers care about what college your degree is from? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is a big name computer science degree worth the cost? Do I need to go to a big-name university? I'm just wondering if employers care about what school your degree is ...
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Should I judge an IT company by the look of the interior office space? [closed]

I recently attended an interview for an IT company. Though the interview process itself was decent, I was shocked by the rather poor working conditions and interior of the office. A few things stood ...
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2 year degree plus experience vs 4 year degree [closed]

Alright, I have searched around a bit on this site and found two somewhat similar questions: Computer Science Programming Certificate vs. Computer Science Degree? Is it possible/likely to be paid ...
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Bringing your previous intellectual property to your employer

Assume that in my free time I have developed library X before signing a contract or being employed by company A. I then sign a contract with company A and begin working. It becomes apparent that ...
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I've taken a job where there is no work to do! [closed]

This is related to the (closed) question New job - not got any work to do. I'm a week and a half into a brand new job and despite asking for work to do I keep being brushed off. The set-up here is ...
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8answers
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Are you obliged to provide old employers with access to protected resources?

Firstly, a disclaimer. This question is not because I'm a disgruntled employee planning to hide some malicious code which I can later blackmail my employer with. I actually quite like the people I ...
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Employers and Intellectual Property

I have heard of companies that require their developers to sign agreements that say any code developed by that developer while they are employed there belongs to the company. I am extremely ...
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What defines a good developer from an employer’s perspective? [closed]

Suppose the company who the developer starts at is a cooperative, team of 10-15 members. The company follows SDLC. What qualities do you think an employer seeks in a developer? You are welcome to ...