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From Emmanuel Lécharny <>
Subject Re: Question related to IP Clearance and software grant
Date Tue, 01 Sep 2015 14:44:09 GMT
Le 01/09/15 16:36, Bertrand Delacretaz a écrit :
> Hi,
> On Tue, Sep 1, 2015 at 4:16 PM, Emmanuel Lécharny <> wrote:
>> a code donation require a software grant signed from the employer of
>> the people who wrote the code ? In other words, do we require that the
>> employer explicitely allow the employees to work on some code ?...
> My understanding is that whoever signs the grant must be authorized to
> donate the code, that's it.
> Depending on people's contracts it can be either themselves or their
> employer - we cannot judge that from our side.
> I don't think we ever require a cCLA, that's something that's only
> relevant between people and their employers.

To be clear, in France, when you are an employee, most of the time you
*have* to ask an explicit persmission from your employer to work on some
other project, even out of your working hours (for the simple reason
that if you work out of hours, then you might be totally worn out during
your day job, which would be detrimental to the employer). That may have
some legal implications : typically, the copyright might be claimed by
the employer, as if the code was written during day job, which then may
be a legal problem for The ASF and the users...

I'm not sure that is a problem for other countries (and FTR, my question
was bnot about french employees or a french company)

thougts ?

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