Rob P.

Dublin, Ireland

RobPaulson.com

Age: 31

About Me.

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comment I made improvements to free code I found online and notified the author. Was this the right thing to do?
@richard - Sorry, yes, I meant 'not'. The thing is, the company doesn't have to give away that 1%. With this software, they could just use the freeware software, modify, and it use it themselves. They might see a value in 'sharing', but a lot of companies are very protective of their work/work of their employees. A competitor might benefit from those improvements - the company doesn't gain by giving them away. If the license of the original project requires it, then yes, they have to in order to benefit from not starting over themselves...but here, it sounds like their choice.
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comment I made improvements to free code I found online and notified the author. Was this the right thing to do?
In theory, I think your employer might have a claim on the software? If you used it at work and were developing some of your changes at work, depending on your contract, your employer might own your code. The open source library can be used without obligation, but if you did some of it at work (or even at home, again, depending on your contract), there is a good chance you don't own that code - your employer does. And they might want you giving it away.
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comment What is the cheapest way to send large amounts of money from EU to US?
Ditto. Been using TransferWise for ~2 years now without any issues. Have yet to find a better deal.
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comment How can I find accurate start and stop dates for my resume from jobs that I had 20 to 35 years ago?
35 years ago was 1979. I don't think Word was an option. Those days, most resumes would have been typed up by hand. No electronic copy retained. Even if you HAD your 1990 version that you typed up in Word, it's likely that some information would have been lost. I have less than 11 years of work experience but I've already pushed several jobs and internships off my resume.
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