[LinuxBIOS] new Target ASUS A8NE
pdegler at rumms.uni-mannheim.de
Wed May 23 00:07:40 CEST 2007
> * Uwe Hermann <uwe at hermann-uwe.de> [070518 23:29]:
> > > +##
> > > +## This file is part of the LinuxBIOS project.
> > > +##
> > > +## Copyright (C) 2007 AMD
> > > +## Written by Yinghai Lu <yinghailu at amd.com> for AMD.
> > > +##
> > > +## Copyright (C) 2007 University of Mannheim
> > > +## Written by Philipp Degler <pdegler at rumms.uni-mannheim.de> for Uni
> > > Ma.
> > Just curious -- are you sure the university owns the copyright? AFAIK
> > this is not possible in Germany, you as the author always retain the
> > copyright (but you can give away _usage_ rights).
> You can not give it away. And if you are doing the work in contract you
> dont even own it to begin with, so there is nothing to give away.
> German law.. you think it is on your side and then...
> > Do you work at the university? Did you sign some contract which says
> > something about copyright of code you write?
> When you are hired, the copyright is automatically with the employee,
> unless your contract explicitly states otherwise.
> If you are a contractor (selfemployed), there is a different handling
> depending on whether you have a contract of service or a contract of
> work and labor (Werkvertrag vs Dienstvertrag)
> Unless Philipp has no other obligation to Uni Mannheim than being a
> student there, then, indeed he owns the copyright and not the university.
> In all other cases the above (C) is most likely correct.
> But this is the wrong forum for discussion on german law. In case of
> questions I suggest we get legal advice off-list
Sorry for confusion. I did the port in my spare time. There is no contract or
anything else bound to this work. I just wanted to give the university the
copyright as they have been so kind to let me work with the hardware and use
their ressources for development. :)
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