On Wed, Jan 4, 2012 at 6:44 AM, John Vandenberg <jayvdb(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On Wed, Jan 4, 2012 at 10:51 AM, Platonides
Thanks Roan. It's also interesting to learn
about that clause.
I agree. I asked whether WMF had something like this
And they do!? very cool.
Is that clause in a publicly accessible document?
I don't think so. The only place I've ever seen that clause is in my
own contract. Common sense leads me to believe it appears it other
people's contracts too, but I can't be fully certain of that.
In your post, you ask whether the employee owns the copyright on their
own work, or whether WMF does. I don't know this for sure, because
it's not explicitly mentioned in my contract, but I believe it's owned
by the employee/contractor. All the WMF-written code I've seen in the
past few years claims to be copyrighted by the author, and the fact
that my contract requires me to license my work in a certain way seems
to imply I own the copyright on that work, otherwise I wouldn't even
have the power to license it.