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I'm an open source software development consultant with over 15 years experience. If you need to know about when and how to engage with open source software I can help.


Feb
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awarded  Critic
Feb
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answered What is stopping people from copy-pasting open-sourced codes into their own projects and releasing only the compiled binaries?
Jan
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comment Where can I find a legal “permission to work on open source” document?
That is a fair caveat.
Jan
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comment Where can I find a legal “permission to work on open source” document?
In many jurisdictions work done by an employee is owned by the employer regardless of when it is done. The question says "I'd be more comfortable if we had something in writing from my employer saying that contributions are allowed and not owned by the company." That is exactly what the documents linked do.
Dec
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revised How can I compare and contrast open source licenses?
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Dec
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answered Where can I find a legal “permission to work on open source” document?
Dec
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comment Where can I find a legal “permission to work on open source” document?
It depends on contract and jurisdiction. In the UK, for example, employers own all IP unless the contract says otherwise. This applies to IP created outside the place of work as well.
Dec
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Nov
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answered How can I compare and contrast open source licenses?
Nov
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awarded  Editor
Nov
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revised How can I compare and contrast open source licenses?
Note that this chooser is far from complete and very granular.
Nov
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awarded  Teacher
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awarded  Autobiographer
Sep
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answered Is the author of an open-source application obliged to make the “open-sourceness” visible?