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Re: Call for lawyers: GPL Intelectual property protection

On Fri, Oct 30, 1998 at 11:19:25AM -0600, john@dhh.gt.org wrote:
> No.  Read second paragraph more carefully:
>  The previous paragraph of this Agreement does not apply to any invention for
>  which no equipment, supplies, facility, or trade secret information of the
>  Company or Client was used and which was developed entirely on Employee's own
>  time, and (a) which does not relate to the business of the Company or Client

I think you cut it too early. There was a (b) that was or'ed with (a) and
said something like he may do what he wants with stuff that is really his
own and not related to any work for M$. Or in other words he must not write
a GPLed database when working on M$'s SQL server. But in the same situation
there is no problem with him writing a PPP utility for instance.

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