Le Wed, 04 Jan 2012 11:58:55 +0100, Roan Kattouw <roan.kattouw(a)gmail.com>
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.
That is how I understand it. My contract enforce me to publish all
my work as a contractor under a free license. I am assuming the code
is still my intellectual property though.
For WMF employees, I am sure the copyright belong to the WMF.
Antoine "hashar" Musso