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

“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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