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Submission + - How to handle code developed in spare time

GyrosGeier writes: "Over the years, I've been working on some toy projects that are theoretically GPLed, but in practice noone cares about them, so I still own all the rights to the code. There are some interesting bits in there though, when I split out some functionality into a helper class or function, and I reuse these bits frequently because they make my life a lot easier. However, as I wrote them on my spare time, I don't feel that I would be justly compensated if I just dropped them into a project at my workplace; at the same time I don't see any point in rewriting the code just for the sake of it.

Charging half of the time spent actually writing the code is not a real solution, as it leaves the code with a pretty questionable legal status. Now, what would be a good solution for everybody?"

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