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Re: Franz Flavors & software copyright

I disagree: writing programs is NOT part of a computer science
professor's research.  It is usually quite incidental to
his research:  He doesn't get paid depending upon the production of
a program or not.

I suspect that this is the kind of thing that courts decide.
Because patents have been covered by explicit agreement every
place I've worked (Harvard, MIT, UC Berkeley, and various industrial
firms), I assume if there were no agreements of that nature
that universities would NOT own patents at all.