chip at perlsupport.com
Wed Apr 21 11:37:46 UTC 1999
According to John Hasler:
> Chip Salzenberg writes:
> > I'm not dismissing you. I'm pointing to the real culprits that have made
> > this clause of the APSL *necessary*.
> You have a legal opinion on this? Case law? Relevant statutes?
"Ya got me." No, I don't. But the OSI has a lawyer at our disposal,
so I'll seek one.
> > Individuals and pseudo-individuals like corportations should be trusted
> > in varying degrees according to their individual characters.
> Publicly held corporations can be trusted only to obey the law and honor
> their contracts.
Oh, I agree entirely. The law and most corporate charters actually
make it a crime for corporate officers to do 'the right thing' if that
'right thing' loses money, or makes less money than 'the wrong thing'
> ... [New] people who believe that much or all of what their predecessors
> did was wrong. This sort of thing happens not infrequently in the computer
> industry. Consider, to pick an example entirely at random, Apple.
*youch* That one made contact.
Chip Salzenberg - a.k.a. - <chip at perlsupport.com>
"When do you work?" "Whenever I'm not busy."
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