Moonlighting in Sunlight

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Accepted Session
Short Form
Beginner
Scheduled: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 from 4:45 – 5:30pm in B204

Excerpt

How to deal with legal issues around having a day job and working on open source projects on the side.

Description

This session will cover some of the legal issues around having a day job and working on open source projects on the side. Generally applicable to any other mix of projects—freelancing for multiple clients, for yourself, for the public, whatever.

The main issue is intellectual property: how to satisfy an employer’s need to have security about what IP they own or are using—whether they are a completely proprietary company or an already open source/open-friendly company—and help open source projects avoid trouble about uncertain provenance of contributed code.

Other typical employment agreement clauses like non-competes, duty of loyalty, no moonlighting, etc., will also be addressed.

This is a reprise of my talk with the same title from 2010, but updated and more focused.

Speaking experience

Too many presentations to other lawyers. Open Source Bridge 2009, 2010, 2012. This is a reprise of my talk from 2010, but updated and more focused.

Speaker