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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?
by Carol Smith
"Carol Smith":http://fossygirl.blo... is a member of the Board of Directors for the "Metabrainz Foundation":http://metabrainz.org/ which oversees the "Musicbrainz":http://musicbrainz.org/ project. She will speak about the possible trials and tribulations of starting a foundation in the open source community, whether or not you should consider doing it and even whether or not you should collect licensing fees for your project.
Carol is also a program manager for the Open Source Programs Office at Google and is spearheading its "Summer of Code":http://code.google.com/soc/ effort this year. She'll include some useful tidbits about the program and its mentor organizations.
1st–4th June 2010