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Sep
30
comment Is it legal to recreate/opensource a program that you previously coded for another company
@Rudy: I have not seen any good open source dashboard for automating tasks reliably across multiple machines. Give few examples of these dashboard software you're thinking of ..
Sep
29
comment Is it legal to recreate/opensource a program that you previously coded for another company
@JoelEtherton: I don't think it's unethical since this is a generic developer tool used internally only and i was the original author. I think it is probably legal (or should be) and wanted to double check..
Sep
29
comment Is it legal to recreate/opensource a program that you previously coded for another company
@JoelEtherton: so according to you, it's unethical for someone to go from firm A to firm B and work on similar products at firm B using knowledge/experience he gained from firm A?
Sep
29
comment Is it legal to recreate/opensource a program that you previously coded for another company
@ClementHerreman: Agree. Sometime it's better to go with something that's been proven in action. If you do rewrite from scratch you might make a lot of improvements but also introduce new bugs.
Sep
29
comment Is it legal to recreate/opensource a program that you previously coded for another company
Parts of the code including the UI will be different but some might end up being the same for various reasons (personal coding style etc). How far do i need to go to be 100% in the clear?
Sep
29
comment Is it legal to recreate/opensource a program that you previously coded for another company
Good thing I'm not in France.
Sep
29
comment Is it legal to recreate/opensource a program that you previously coded for another company
I've considered it at the time but it's there's way too much bureaucracy involved with trying to open source even a small piece of code from a financial firm.
Sep
29
comment Is it legal to recreate/opensource a program that you previously coded for another company
If this was a generic function then it seems perfectly fine to reuse that anywhere you go and even post it online. So why would a set of functions be so much different?
Sep
29
comment Is it legal to recreate/opensource a program that you previously coded for another company
the lazy kind with not a lot of time. I'd rather just use what works than trying to solve the same problem twice in THIS particular case.