aragonx at dcsnow.com
Wed Mar 23 13:51:22 UTC 2005
<quote who="Marc M">
> I have a 'technical' question that does not involve technology
> specifically, but I am hoping that someone on the list can help me. I
> have an employment possibility doing Red Hat Enterprise Linux and a
> lot of security stuff. I really want the job but they are making me
> sign this Stalinist contract to the effect that ANYTHING now or in the
> future (thoughts, concepts, software, plans, processes, RECORDINGS,
> images, etc.) -- is THEIRS. You wouldn't believe it if I had time to
> type everything. Basically I am a slave to them from now on.
> That's right, anything NOW OR IN THE FUTURE, on the job or off. So if
> you are configuring/writing/tweaking software all day, one would
> <think> that you would later be liable or subject to just about
> anything they want to claim. Think about it. Who doesn't learn and
> grow from one job to another? Who doesn't apply
> things/practices/habits/processes, from place A to place B?
Well, INAL, but you can't copywright modifications made to GPLed software.
I've worked as a contractor for years and many consulting agencies force
you to sign such draconian documents. Depending on what state you live
in, these agreements can hold more or less weight. If I remember
correctly (it's been years since I've worked for someone else) where I
live, those agreements were not enforcable after you have left the
employment of the company.
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