I've been playing around with Fossil as an assessment of capability of different SCM tools (also managed to get an SVN server deployed for me, IT haven't given me any sort of access to set up autoprops or anything else though) and what would suit the business. Platform is effectively microcontrollers coded in C, and there's been no prior experience in such tools before my arrival. Current storage consists of local folders on one guy's laptop with no real backup in place... This post got me thinking about possible intellectual property issues, and I'm not entirely sure that this is restricted to fossil, although git was another platform I was considering. As fossil is a distributed tool, everyone ends up with a local copy of the repository. Do any companies have policies (I've got a laptop here, but not everyone would) regarding use of distributed management systems and the possibility of developers fucking off with the code? Fossil is probably more significant as it has a wiki and ticket tracking tool built in, although any development that includes versioned documentation is also likely to be an issue. Any thoughts on how places might manage this? Is it even an issue?