Granted this is a legal question however it is more of a world
experience question. Im sure at least one person on this list had some
experience with this type of matter. Im just trying to see if I have a
leg to stand on or if I should chalk it up to life lessons learned

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ed Lazor [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
> Sent: Monday, August 09, 2004 7:23 PM
> To: 'Vincent Jordan'; [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> Subject: [SPAM] RE: [PHP-DB] Intellectual property rights
> You're asking a legal question and should contact an attorney.
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Vincent Jordan [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
> > Sent: Monday, August 09, 2004 4:03 PM
> > Subject: [PHP-DB] Intellectual property rights
> >
> > This is a bit off topic however it may be something people here have
> > will have the unpleasant opportunity to deal with. The company I
> > for has been having a problem tracking our customers warranty
> > information and have used paper for items sent in for repair. I on
> > own time had created a web based application in php that would make
> > issues paperless, and in my own opinion getter overall. Once
complete I
> > informed my supervisor of the application and asked if It could be
> > to the vice president for review, with the condition that this is my
> > application and I own all source and design of the application. My
> > supervisor said he would need our IT department to look it over
> > it went to the VP. At the request of the IT department head I
> > the files and sql dump of the database to the company's server. The
> > day I wad in the IT office talking with the director of IT and a 3rd
> > party company about the functions and design of the application.
> > they are all Microsoft weenies and cant admin a server unless they
> > point and click their way to a fix they said php would not be an
> > acceptable language and mysql is not a proper database to run an
> > application on. I informed them I could rewrite this in and
> > place it on a mssql database. The IT director said they will be
> > the 3rd party company just take what I have made, convert it to asp
> > build off of it.
> >
> > I approached my supervisor about compensation for the work that was
> > since they are using my design. I was told "you gave it to IT, there
> > nothing I can do about it" I explained that this was given on the
> > condition that it would be shown to the VP and in hopes that I would
> > either gain a transfer to IT, be awarded a contract to provide the
> > solution and maintenance, or maintain my current position with a
> > raise and I will maintain and built onto the application.
> >
> > I went up the chain to my supervisors boss and explained to them
> > had happened and that since they are using my design and altering it
> > another language that I would like to be compensated for my work. I
> > told that I did nothing but give them an idea and they were really
> > all the work since what I did was not good enough and their
> > could not understand what I wrote.
> >
> > The IT dept refuses to run anything besides Win Servers using IIS.
> > will not install PHP ( too many hacker problems they say).
> >
> > Did I just screw myself? Do I have any protection of my design? Can
I do
> > anything?
> >
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Vinny

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