Me and my "friends" started a common project on
github where we were writing code.I left the project many months before they decided to make everything official (start a company). I didn't sign any kind of paper, back then.
They want me to sign a paper that I will not share the code WE wrote (I contributed maybe 40%-50%).
But I don't really want to. They want to make sure I don't use it for the same business ideal (i.e. steal the idea).
Even if I start the same business with the same idea and code will I legally get in trouble? I don't have any intentions of doing so and this was the reason I left. I don't want any kind of trouble or have any kind of legally signed papers with them.
This is not a patent
The business idea is not any kind of patent, companies can approach this business idea with the same technology that "WE" used and also the code could be partially identical in many areas.
Please advise, can I get in trouble if I decide to share this code? Will I be legally in trouble if I use the same code?