[mythtv] [PATCH] Video Gallery - a folder browser for MythVideo

Joseph A. Caputo jcaputo1 at comcast.net
Wed May 26 09:20:22 EDT 2004

On Tuesday 25 May 2004 16:46, J. Donavan Stanley wrote:
> thor wrote:
> >On Tue, 2004-05-25 at 13:22, Marcel wrote:
> >  
> >
> >>I'm an employee of Philips Electronics (http://www.philips.com/),
> >> which means that Philips is the copyright owner of what I've made.
> >> 
> >
> >       Well, if you did it on their time, perhaps. It's clearly
> > GPL'd (and most of it would have to be in any case, as it's derived
> > from GPL'd code). Seems a bit odd though.
> A lot of companies try to pull that crap "anything you write, even on
> your own time, while employed by us belongs to us" it's completely
> bogus and can't stand up in court (at least the US courts).

Unless, of course, he did write it as an employee... maybe Philips is 
planning a new offering in the DVR market, perhaps?  Seems awfully odd 
to me that a company would sponsor an employee contributing to GPL 
software unless they were planning on using it...


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