Google can claim rights over code that its employees write for outside projects, and former Googlers say this policy 'could potentially put' other projects at risk (GOOG, GOOGL)
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According to Google's policy, it can own intellectual property and code that employees write, even if it's for outside projects.

If Googlers want to retain rights over their code, they have to go through an approval process.

Former Googlers say the long process keeps them from contributing to the open source projects, and the policy can even pose a risk to those projects if a tech giant owns rights to the code. 

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