[Ilugc] Employee Agreement of a FOSS company

Rahul Sundaram sundaram at fedoraproject.org
Wed Dec 3 17:54:02 IST 2008

Kenneth Gonsalves wrote:
> On Wednesday 03 Dec 2008 3:53:20 pm Rahul Sundaram wrote:
>>> first define what is a 'FOSS company'? The term is unclear. A company
>>> that opensources all the code it produces? Then neither the employer nor
>>> the employee get anything out of the code in terms of IPR. But such a
>>> company will not last for more than 5 minutes.
>> Originally Cygnus and then Red Hat, Mozilla Corporation and others have
>> lasted just a little bit more than that.
> can you confirm that all code produced by Red Hat is opensourced? If so, 
> obviously neither the programmer or the company directly gets money out of 
> it.

Let's assume that is true but it still disproves the notion that pure 
open source entities are not sustainable. That was shattered by Cygnus 
back in 1989.



More information about the ilugc mailing list