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Re: (OT) Professional Employees: who owns your thoughts?

by BrowserUk (Pope)
on Aug 12, 2002 at 18:38 UTC ( #189576=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to (OT) Professional Employees: who owns your thoughts?

Depressing indeed.

This kind of reenforces a random thought that has been floating around my brain for some time. (I'm currently my own employer, so unless I loose another arguement whilst talking to myself and take umbrage, I'm unlikely to get sued for sharing it! :)

Maybe we (I, the employee speaking now), should start presenting prospective employers with our own contracts?

I actually had IBM accept my changes to one of their Contracts of Service a few years ago...limited though they were, so why not.

I guess it would take enough of 'us' doing it to create a critical mass before 'they' would accept it, and its unlikely that it would become universal. It would also take enough of that 'enough of us' to be sufficiently 'highly desirable' (a group from which I currently exclude myself) for the move to have meaning.

Maybe we need a GPL for wet-ware!

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