From: Chris Carlen
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Subject: Re: Who owns your mind?
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Date: Thu, 28 Nov 2002 20:14:08 GMT
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Wouter van Ooijen (www.voti.nl) wrote:
> And the country you live in...
> IIRC in the Netherlands everything you invent in your boss'es time and
> falls within your job discription, is owned by the boss. In the boss
> time but outside the job description is owned by the boss, but he owes
> you a compensation. Outside the boss' time but within 'what the
> company is doing' is probably not allowed, and you should at least
> offer it to the company in exchange for some compensation. Your own
> time and not within the company's working field: allowed and yours,
> but the contract might exclude 'commercial activities' and/or working
> for other companies.
Interesting. It makes me wonder if I could get them to compensate me
for my electronics self-education and projects that I do on my own, if
they serve the conceptual foundations needed to produce results on my
work projects. Maybe the price I'd pay would be having to go by the
book on some of my projects, and fill out forms to release the info to
the public, but I could get ca$h for it, or get to purchase materials on
Hmm. I wonder if I turn this to my advantage, legitimately of course.
Christopher R. Carlen
Suse 8.1 Linux 2.4.19