proliferation of open/free licenses: causation by what/whom?

John Cowan cowan at
Sat Feb 21 17:55:12 UTC 2004

MemphisHank at scripsit:

> Lawyers often implement the business goals and decisions of their
> clients, not choose or lead the decisions (I can say after working
> in-house at 6 tech.  vendors and from the outside with a hundred more.)

Fair enough.  I should have said "corporate lawyers and/or their

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