On Sat, Dec 11, 2010 at 11:35 AM, Michael Mellinger <[address removed]>
Any code you write at a firm is owned by that firm.
From which set of cheeks did that issue? Depends entirely on the terms of your employment agreement. Smart programmers don't let themselves get into that sort of scenario, unless the job is worth it. $400k is probably worth it, but let's not generalize on the basis of a highly-paid algo.