the "no good Perl jobs"/"no good Perl programmers" myth

Matt Sergeant msergeant at
Mon Aug 7 14:57:00 BST 2006

On 6-Aug-06, at 10:35 AM, Nik Clayton wrote:

> I think a lot of this is because people have a "won't bother"  
> attitude to these sorts of things, for whatever reason.  One of my  
> other hot button topics is the "we own everything you do" clause in  
> the contracts.  I indicated at the interview that that wasn't  
> acceptable, and had it removed, so if I do it on my equipment and  
> on my time then it's my code.  Do other people bother 'fighting'[2]  
> about stuff like that?

Yes. But I do think you have to be an employee they really want to be  
able to do so, rather than (for example) a junior programmer.


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