This has made me extremely happy, and means that in the future I can point towards those patches that were posted as proof of work I have done.
"Any code, materials, designs, patents, design patterns or other such intellectual property ("IP") created by candidate is automatically and immediately assigned, irrevocably, to Employer upon its creation without further consideration."
The legality of this withstanding, I'm just letting you know, from experience, I've seen this approach in LOTS of contracts. I've learned the hard way that just because something is illegal or unenforceable doesn't mean that a company won't TRY to get away with it anyway. Often times, they do, because "the little guy" doesn't have over $100k to pay for an attorney.
Anyway, I'll shift my stance to lusis'. My eyes would pop out if I ever saw that in a contract offered to me.