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Comment: Re:You guessed it: It depends (Score 1) 224

by Dogers (#48162897) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Handling Patented IP In a Job Interview?

For example, what happens if you build a system whose maintenance relies on continued use of that IP after you leave? Are they forced to abandon the system that you built for them as part of your job? Since you could (or should) have known about this in advance, your voluntary use of this IP could possibly- if not probably- be construed as some form of implicit offer and/or agreement. What if they then want to sell that system commercially? What if they *only* want to sell it commercially because it lets them use- and build upon- your IP on the same terms as a work for hire?

You sue them for not having a license!

That seems to be how things work in the big industry world..

Comment: Re:I've been toying with rolling my own distro (Score 1) 533

by Dogers (#46962709) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Practical Alternatives To Systemd?

Does it have anything along the lines of yum verify (http://bencane.com/2013/12/23/yum-plugins-verifying-packages-and-configurations-with-yum-verify/) or yum history (http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/yum-history-command/)?

Genuine question! Last time I properly used FreeBSD I don't think pkg_add even existed? Have downloaded the 10-current ISO and will give it a try in a VM over the weekend..

Comment: Re:Not malicious but not honest? (Score 1) 447

by Dogers (#46735485) Attached to: Heartbleed Coder: Bug In OpenSSL Was an Honest Mistake

I know what you're saying, but to me if you're coding to a specification (even if he wrote it himself!) which says "if X then Y", surely you should create a test to ensure it meets the spec..?

Or okay, he didn't create the test, but perhaps someone else should have before integrating the patch. But yeah, hindsight, 20/20, etc :)

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