I'm an employee, so the "default" situation is copyright assigned to $WORK,
I'd just like to point out that "I'm an employee, so copyright is assigned to $WORK" isn't universal, and will depend on national laws.
But regardless of the country you work in, it won't hurt to talk your legal department. You also may want to consider to have your company write a document that gives you permission to release the code - and to write down anything they expect you to do (or not to do).
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