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From Rob Weir <>
Subject Re: Request for Apache License for CWSs
Date Fri, 08 Jun 2012 16:28:20 GMT
On Fri, Jun 8, 2012 at 11:29 AM, Pedro Giffuni <> wrote:
> --- Ven 8/6/12, Ariel Constenla-Haile ha scritto:
> ...
>> If Marina was in the internship program, then she was not an
>> Oracle employee, and the joint copyright assignment she
>> signed does not take her rights over the code. AINAL,
>> but I guess the situation is different
>> with code written by former Oracle employees working for
>> OOo.
> If the internship was paid (which is usual in internships
> involved in doing anything copyrightable) the code is owned
> by the employer. If the internship was not paid then the
> company can argue she used company resources (tutors, etc)
> that were not available under other conditions. Interns are
> not different to regular employees in such cases.

I'd start with asking the intern first, and then Oracle.  But with
some tact.  I can't think of any large corporation (or small one) that
prefers to deal with such questions on a public mailing list.

> But IANAL,
> Pedro.

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