On Thu, May 09, 2002 at 12:09:49AM -0500, Branden Robinson wrote:
> I think it's a very safe bet that the Regents of the University of
> California abandoned the advertising clause because their lawyers
> decided it was untenable. Huge institutions like that don't loosen
> licensing terms out of charity.
On the other hand, lawyers don't drop clauses just because they are
One possibility is that they thought that defending the advertising clause
might weaken their position on another issue. Maybe they want to be able
to argue against a similar clause in someone else's license.
Or maybe this license change was an actual case of a huge institution doing
something sensible. It does happen.
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