Michael, I did not sign a contract, NDA, or any other paperwork when I was hired. Just the standard government IRS / Tax stuff. I do not work in the IT department nor does my position entail anything to do with IT, programming, or any other technical task besides answering email.
> -----Original Message----- > From: Michael Gale [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] > Sent: Monday, August 09, 2004 7:41 PM > To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > Subject: [SPAM] Re: [PHP-DB] Intellectual property rights > > Hello, > > I am not sure what you could do .. but some companies have it in the > contract you sign that all software you create or > develop while you work for the company are property of the company. > > So you may have to prove that it was developed on your personal time not > company if you decide to take this further ... > which should not be to hard with the M$ people. > > Michael. > > > > > On Mon, 9 Aug 2004 19:03:24 -0400 > "Vincent Jordan" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > > This is a bit off topic however it may be something people here have or > > will have the unpleasant opportunity to deal with. The company I work > > for has been having a problem tracking our customers warranty > > information and have used paper for items sent in for repair. I on my > > own time had created a web based application in php that would make both > > issues paperless, and in my own opinion getter overall. Once complete I > > informed my supervisor of the application and asked if It could be shown > > 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 before > > it went to the VP. At the request of the IT department head I downloaded > > the files and sql dump of the database to the company's server. The next > > 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. Because > > they are all Microsoft weenies and cant admin a server unless they can > > 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 asp.net and > > place it on a mssql database. The IT director said they will be having > > the 3rd party company just take what I have made, convert it to asp and > > build off of it. > > > > I approached my supervisor about compensation for the work that was done > > since they are using my design. I was told "you gave it to IT, there is > > 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 slight > > raise and I will maintain and built onto the application. > > > > I went up the chain to my supervisors boss and explained to them what > > had happened and that since they are using my design and altering it to > > another language that I would like to be compensated for my work. I was > > told that I did nothing but give them an idea and they were really doing > > all the work since what I did was not good enough and their computers > > could not understand what I wrote. > > > > The IT dept refuses to run anything besides Win Servers using IIS. They > > 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 > > > > > > > > > -- > Michael Gale > Network Administrator > Utilitran Corporation > > -- > PHP Database Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) > To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php -- PHP Database Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php