Moonlighting in Sunlight*
How to deal with legal issues around having a day job and working on open source projects on the side.
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.
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.
IAAL but IANYL
Technology/IP lawyer familiar with open source community and its legal issues.