[License-discuss] due diligence - was: CC withdrawl of CC0 from OSI process

Bruce Perens bruce at perens.com
Fri Mar 2 18:23:17 UTC 2012

It is indeed the case that the failures I see are in companies rather 
than among charity developers. However, it's a stretch to state that 
they already pay for lawyers! I sometimes get paid to read their 
depositions and explain them to the judge. Invariably, the failure is by 
an engineer or manager who interprets a license without proper use of 
legal counsel.

Software engineers in companies have the daily task of combining 
copyrighted property of multiple parties. They still graduate college 
today without the capability of recognizing the issues or using counsel 
to resolve them appropriately.
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