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Jan
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comment Can the “level 256 bug” in the game of Pacman be considered an unhandled segfault?
FYI, I dont think this qualifies as a bug. A bug is failure or fault in a computer program or system that causes it to produce an incorrect or unexpected result, or to behave in unintended ways. It was intentionally programmed that way, since it was felt that no one would get to that level. In reality, its just poor software design.
Dec
12
comment How is major software protected?
Is any software protected? Software giants like MS, Adobe, etc, do everything they can to protect their software, however their software is the most pirated out there. That doesnt mean you shouldnt take some steps, but dont expect 100% lockdown.
Feb
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comment Can my company give IP rights away for an application I wrote off hours to another startup?
I wonder what the OP did...
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Aug
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comment How can I ensure a portion of my project's code remains in all derivative works?
when i say modify, make it his own. it wouldnt be GPL at that point. He can make his own license with the same restrictions, along with his own. either way, he needs a lawyer to confirm this.
Aug
25
answered How can I ensure a portion of my project's code remains in all derivative works?
Aug
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comment Can my company give IP rights away for an application I wrote off hours to another startup?
@AndrewFinnell - your assumption is incorrect. All I am saying is getting legal advice from here has zero value. So far the answers are its legal, it illegal, it depends on the contract, contracts are irrelevant due to his unpaid internship, etc... So what has he learned? Absolutely nothing. Then there is the ethics argument. That is purely a matter of opinion. There are two sides to every ethical argument. For every reason someone says its unethical for them to take his code, someone can counter with its unethical for him to withhold his code.
Aug
24
comment Can my company give IP rights away for an application I wrote off hours to another startup?
We will have to agree to disagree. I think you are reading to much into a tag. Yes, the OP used the ethics tag, because he feels he is being wronged. However, the OP is clear and concise about what he will and will not do. He never asked if the directors actions were ethical, he asked if he had the right.
Aug
24
comment Can my company give IP rights away for an application I wrote off hours to another startup?
@RobZ - Reread the OP's post. He never asked if what they were doing was ethical. The only mention of ethics was a tag. His question was: "What is the correct way of approaching this and do they have the right to do this to me?" You cant answer the first part without knowing the second part, which is a question of law.
Aug
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comment Can my company give IP rights away for an application I wrote off hours to another startup?
Andrew, he didnt create the post so people can check his spelling. He is asking for advice. And he asking the wrong people.
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comment Can my company give IP rights away for an application I wrote off hours to another startup?
I had to look it up, you are correct.
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comment Can my company give IP rights away for an application I wrote off hours to another startup?
A lot of people here talk about "contracts" however, just because something is written on paper and called a contract, does NOT necessarily make it legally binding. In contrast to that, just because something hasnt been written into a legally binding contact, doesnt mean you have free reign. In terms of contracts, being an unpaid intern is irrelevant. Typically, a contract implies that both parties gain something from the contract - something doesnt necessarily mean monetary gain. A lawyer can easily argue that he gained experience and networking. Simply put, he has to talk to a lawyer.
Aug
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comment Can my company give IP rights away for an application I wrote off hours to another startup?
That is an incorrect assumption. Typically, a contract implies that both parties gain something from the contract - something doesnt necessarily mean monetary gain. A lawyer can easily argue that he gained experience and networking.