in reply to
Non-Disclosure Legal Fun w/ my ex-Employer
Your post strikes me as I'm currently starting a 'legal fight' with my employer
(I really don't like it, but I'm not given any other option).
Being all but a lawyer, I'd like to know how the GPL/Artistic Licence affects what I coded while I was employed, specifically :
I used the LWP to code several products for my (futur ex) company.
I'm employed in France.
- Isn't it mandatory to make public the sources of those product as they were made using LWP and Perl ?
- Is it legal to keep perl script sources secret
(based on the fact that they're only executed on our servers, even if we're selling the use (ASP)?
- Am I allowed to code a new 'open source' (here read 'free') version of the products (as the GPL grant me the right to enhance anything producted by a GPLed product) without exposing legal pursuit ?
- Can I use the fact that they use several GPL,Artistic licence based products without granting access to source against my company ?
- Can my company claim any rights on the SOURCES of a product based on the LWP ?
(I know they can charge for it, but can they forbid someone else (me?) to use the sources to make a new products (free or not)
I know that my questions are REALLY vague, but feel free to ask for any info you'll find necessary to give me an accurate answer...
If you find the question redundants, you're probably right,
but I want to make things sure, by asking them a slighltly different way...
Sorry for not posting under my real nick, but as my employer and several co-workers can read this post,
I prefer to play it safe...
(I'd like to add, for those willing to restrict AM rights, that I've never been so happy that AM CAN post...)