A curious and self motivated hacker is a powerful asset, deserving of special consideration. The Hacker Employment Contract is designed to protect the basic rights of motivated hackers while being easy to understand for both parties. Cool companies, such as the ones below, are proving their commitment to the hacker way and to fair treatment of employees via the following pledges:
1 You own your side projects.
2 You own code written before taking the job.
3 Fair and reasonable non‑competes.