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Re: Invited expert and CG Contributor agreements

From: Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:41:42 -0500
Message-ID: <54944736.9000808@gmail.com>
To: Jeff Jaffe <jeff@w3.org>
CC: public-w3process@w3.org
On 12/19/14 8:42 AM, Jeff Jaffe wrote:
> On 12/19/2014 8:00 AM, Arthur Barstow wrote:
>> Since it seems like any restriction on derivative work upon an IE's 
>> termination could result in reduced (perhaps eliminated) employment 
>> opportunities,
> I'd be interested in understanding better how this impacts future 
> employment.

I was thinking of a scenario where an IE's personal contributions are 
included in a spec and then the IE leaves W3C (and hence the agreement 
is terminated). A new employer wants to hire the IE but IFF the IE may 
rightfully continue to work on such personal contribution (f.ex. in a 
spec in some other SSO, in an in-house spec, etc.). The IE agreement 
_seems_ to prohibit the IE from being able to engage in this work for 
this prospective employer.

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