745

Hmm. If you have to ask, you aren’t going to get the job.

My asking what the Intellectual Property clause on the UNC Healthcare employment contract seems to be scuttling the deal. They don’t, technically, have one. And legal/HR may not want to deal with that, and the fact that I’m concerned about it (hey, it protects both parties, dammit) may scuttle the deal.

Renee is *PISSED*. Mostly at me for making an issue of it. Grrr.

About Kevin Sonney

Kevin Sonney - who, contrary to popular opinion was NOT raised by wolves - grew up in central North Carolina. He fell into the technology field by accident in 1991, when he gave up the wild and crazy lifestyle of an on-air AM radio DJ to become a mundane technical support monkey. The technology industry has never really recovered from this. Kevin has worked for such names as IBM, Red Hat, webslingerZ, and Lulu Technologies (we won't mention the ones that didn't survive the experience). He currently works as a Linux Administrator for Apptio. In his spare time he rescues stray animals and plays video games with his two sons. His wife, we're sad to say, helps him get past the really hard bits. Kevin is still not very mundane, he just got better at hiding it.
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3 Responses to 745

  1. badger says:

    a) try asking Paul Jones about this sort of thing. He’d be a good ombudsman to explain things to.
    b) Your alternative is, after taking the job, having the Chief Developer/CTO decide to protect their IP by coming after you, and making things difficult for you to continue working there. At that point you’re really in trouble.
    c) Look at whatever non-compete language is in your contract with your present employer. o

  2. alchemist says:

    a) unfortunately UNC healthcare != UNC as far as policy goes. UNCH doesn’t *HAVE* a policy. I dunno if paul could help.
    b) I’m hoping to avoid that. and it’s not the CTO, it’s the State of North Carolina. As in the gubbment.
    c) what non-compete language? The IP statement is (as I recall) “if you write it for us or our clients, we or the client own it.” I have a very loose contract here.

  3. badger says:

    Hey, I never read your employment contract, so I was speculating.

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