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From: "Frank Bemelman"
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Subject: Re: Who owns your mind?
Date: Wed, 27 Nov 2002 22:38:27 +0100
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"Chris Carlen" schreef in bericht
> One place where I am a bit concerned is with a prorgam I have written to
> implement a software DDS. It is really quite a well done thing, and
> turns an AVR and a couple other chips into a very respectable
> audio-range dual sine wave source, with digital readouts, quadrature or
> arbitrary phase shifts, encoders to set the frequency, etc., and lots of
> interesting options.
Hey, that sounds very nice. Couldn't you hire yourself and sign a contract
with yourself that the IP involved here is actually yours? I'm not kidding,
you could after all have a job at two companies at the same time. Or does
your current contract with your employer forbid you that as well?
> I have been developing it for the internationally intriguing purpose of
> writing psychadelic scribbles of laser light on my walls. But how do I
> know it isn't getting sophisticated enough to be something "they" would
> care about?
You know exactly when it gets to that point. It's when your face turns red
while trying to sell one to your boss ;)
> My intention has been to GPL the thing once it's done.
> Then I was considering taking it *into* my job and using it for some
> stuff there, instead of re-inventing the wheel. So the web gets a bit
> knotty with this one.
> I could just put it on my wife's computer and change the UIDs. Poof!
> It's my wife's invention. Actually she might wind up programming the uC
> for the Nixie clocks anyway, since I spend all my time figuring out how
> to get a new Linux installation working these days.
Good idea to let the wife invent the things. And yes, the closer Linux gets
to Windows, the more troublesome it becomes.
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