HTML5: mixed signals
richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Fri Jul 28 20:40:22 CEST 2017
Ooer . . . and how, pray tell, does one tease out what one learnt in one
loaction from what one learnt in another?
I was teaching some kiddos 2 weeks agao and showed one of them a stack
of mine; and he said, "That's a silly
way to do that." and then showed me what he thougth was a better way to
His way wasn't better, it was about as silly as my method; BUT his
pointing the problem out made me see that it was silly and a way to
do the thing I wanted to do in a way that wasn't silly.
OK, OK, I bought him an ice-cream
On 7/28/17 9:32 pm, Mark Waddingham via use-livecode wrote:
> On 2017-07-28 19:49, Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode wrote:
>> It turns out that teachers who make software at home, in their own
>> time, do NOT own the copyright to their work if they are under
>> contract to schools
>> unless this has been explicitly "sorted out" in advance . . .
>> a situation that, frankly, stinks, especially as this is NOT during a
>> period of time for which you are being paid for by your employer.
> This does sound familiar - it is probably worth everyone checking the
> fine detail of their contracts in this regard.
> I honestly can't remember if (things done at home are your employers
> too) that is a presumption of contract/IP law (i.e. doesn't require
> explicit wording in a contract); or whether it is something which has
> to be explicitly enumerated.
> The issue here is actually one of IP and knowledge-in-environment.
> Let's say you have a programmer which is working for a company which
> is doing really bleeding-edge stuff X. The only reason that programmer
> knows anything about X is because he is working for that company.
> Programmer goes home, and starts working on stuff in their own time
> using the knowledge they have about X (or have learnt about X due to
> exposure). The company has to protect itself - and in this case, the
> company would be seen to own the copyright on what the programmer has
> done (as far as I understand it).
> The reason is simple. The programmer is using knowledge and ideas at
> home which he did not develop himself - he is using the IP of the
> company of which he is part of to do them. He does not own that IP, so
> he does not own any derived works of that IP (regardless of where /
> when / how he derived said works).
> Upshot - best not to do work on things at home which are using
> anything which requires knowledge and ideas you would only been
> exposed to whilst at work, unless you don't mind it being owned by the
> company you work for because it probably will be from the point of any
> court presiding over a case in that fashion, should it come up.
> Warmest Regards,
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