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Re: Professional Employees and Works for Hire

by tjh (Curate)
on Mar 21, 2002 at 18:23 UTC ( #153378=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Professional Employees and Works for Hire

Very sad. My sympathies tilly. I hope, and want to be confident that things will work out just fine for you and your family. My knee-jerk reaction is that your employer is out of their collective minds and that they deserve no support, or help, in understanding what they've done--, and achieved--.

I'm relatively new to PM, but in that short time, the obvious depth of knowledge in your posts has been invaluable to me. Not that I can speak for anyone else really, but it's obvious from the chatter in CB, from the replies to this post, and the noise on /., that you are respected, valued and cared about.

If fighting these heathens is what you choose, or if ducking and blowing out of there is your choice, you have my support. If you need anything that I can offer, please let me know. Likewise, it looks like any number of us can and will rally to help so don't hesitate.

I don't know if it's an issue the EFF is interested in, but I have emailed them a link to this thread.

Update: EFF has replied that "Although it's an issue that concerns us here at EFF, I'm afraid we simply don't have the bandwidth to put it on the front burner at this time (between suing ICANN, defending against Hollywood, and fighting the SSSCA, we've got our hands full)." and, "You may want to contact the Free Software Foundation to inquire what resources they have to offer to help open source programmers negotiate with their employers".


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Re: Re: Professional Employees and Works for Hire
by Felonious (Chaplain) on Mar 22, 2002 at 17:10 UTC
    "You may want to contact the Free Software Foundation to inquire what resources they have to offer to help open source programmers negotiate with their employers"

    I emailed Richard Stallman of FSF about this and finally received his response:

    "He should quit his job and find another. That will teach the employer a good lesson."

    -- O thievish Night, Why should'st thou, but for some felonious end, In thy dark lantern thus close up the stars? --Milton

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