Work legalities

Shachar Shemesh shachar at
Thu Mar 8 05:47:28 CST 2007

Nathan Williams wrote:
> but I did sign a contract and think
> there may be an issue with one of the sections.
If you want, post those sections here.

There are some contracts that say "anything you do is ours". A
reasonable contract, however, will say "everything you do using work
equipment and on company time is ours". This may still be a problem if,
for example, you code Wine on a company provided laptop.
> When I finally come to submitting code, does wine need a copy of the
> agreement, or do I just hold onto it incase of future cmplications?
> (which is very unlikely as I see it)
No. Ultimately, it's your responsibility to make sure that the code you
submit to Wine under LGPL is yours to submit. As far as I understand,
all that will be required of Wine in case of a violation is to remove
the code. You, on the other hand, might find yourself on the wrong end
of a copyright violation suite from your employer.

Just get permission. Oral is ok if you can later prove that it happened
(which is another way of saying "get it in writing").


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