Moonlighting in Sunlight – How to work on independent projects and have a day job.

Accepted Session
Short Form
Scheduled: Tuesday, June 1, 2010 from 1:30 – 2:15pm in Broadway


Best practices for employers, employees and open source projects to coexist without legal conflicts.


Two local lawyers will discuss the legal issues and best practices involved in balancing the interests of employers, employees and projects. Topics to be addressed may include:
1) For employees: Does my employer own what I work on in my spare time? Can my employer stop me from writing my own blog? Can I use something I developed at work in my side project?
2) For employers: How do I get good employees without risking my proprietary products? Can I allow employees to participate in open source projects?
3) For projects: How do I get good contributors without risking claims from their employers?

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