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asked 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?
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comment 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?
Yeah! That's always the best approach I must agree. Just be courageous and ask. If they think you are weird for asking that, then start looking for another job. As simple as that. Life is all about honesty and risks. :)
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accepted Is there a license for selling a software with the sources so buyer can make modifications without claiming ownership of the code or distributing it?
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comment 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?
That's awesome, Ben. Thanks for your help. I am already employed, so I wonder if an email to my manager stating the situation and the terms of the license from me to them would suffice. Then I would include the license (Copyright (c) MY NAME - License granted to COMPANY blah, blah, blah) on each source code I am bringing in. What do you think?
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comment 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?
I would not want to do 1 or to release the code in a public repository. I understand it is the easiest way to prove the code was written before. I think software professionals are missing this kind of license, one that allows them to use their code for a job without making it open source and without losing it. If you re-do everything, codes will be similar, there is no escape from that. And a clean room design is impractical for an employee.
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comment 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?
1) I plan to do this with a license file together with the company's code, stating that it is based on derived work with MIT license. To prove it was written before I plan to count with my previous invention form declaration. 2) Ideas are not copyrighted I believe, unless there is a patent. Code is copyrighted. The challenge is how to re-type / re-implement / re-use the idea without breaking the copyright from the original code that implemented.
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comment I have a previous invention (software / framework) that I plan to use on my new job. What happens to my copyright if I improve it during the job?
It is just infrastructure code that I want to use in other places.
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