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IT Manager's Journal: How to Hire Great Open Source Developers

Mar 03, 2004, 22:00 (2 Talkback[s])
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"Many companies have employment policies that stipulate that the company owns anything its employees develop. What happens when an employee works on an open source project? How is it possible for your employee to give away their developments while fulfilling the requirements of his or her employment agreement?

"Open source fundamentally changes how you view human resources and organizational development. In this article we will examine the details of how the hiring process needs to change, the new qualifications that you need to look for, and some of the IP provisions normally associated with the hiring process. We will also examine the notion of the community as an extension of the organization and managing the organizational firewalls..."

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