How should I, legally, deal with a minor as a contributor?

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fairly easy
Ok, firstly, to clarify when I say minor, I mean someone under the age of majority, he appears to be of legal working age in Texas (where I am) and Massachusetts (where he is). In this case his father reached out to me regarding a sort of mentor/apprenticeship, so I know I have his approval (but do I need more? like something in writing?)I have 2 contexts, Open Source contribution, and possibly on the startup I'm working on. For the startup, I need to ensure I don't leave some gaping loophole that screws me/the company later, so if it's not possible it would be good to know.What sort of CYA's do I need to have in place? Yes, I'm certain I should talk to a lawyer, but I'd like to get an idea ahead of time, especially since the startup is only in prototype phase.I asked about this on StackExchange here, but the answers weren't great https://opensource.stackexchange.com/q/11436/1060 Comments URL: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=26743776 Points: 1 # Comments: 0
Ok, firstly, to clarify when I say minor, I mean someone under the age of majority, he appears to be of legal working age in Texas (where I am) and Massachusetts (where he is). In this case his father reached out to me regarding a sort of mentor/apprenticeship, so I know I have his approval (but…
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