Students and open source

In accordance with the University of Sydney (Intellectual Property) Rule 2002, the University does not claim ownership of intellectual property created by students unless agreed to by the student.

If a student has contributed to the creation of software, in order for the University to be able to release that software under an Open Source licence, the University requires the student to assign their rights in the invention to the University. The University will then have the necessary rights to distribute the invention under an Open Source licence and the student will be entitled to share in any benefits of commercialisation that may be received by the University in accordance with the University of Sydney (Intellectual Property) Rule 2002.

A Student IP Assignment agreement is available for download and signature by the student to facilitate this assignment.