Re: Standard C Library complance test suite
Miles Bader <email@example.com> writes:
> I think in many cases, the issue is not really an "incompetent" legal
> department per se, but a culture of risk-avoidance combined with a legal
> department that doesn't really gain much either way and incompetent
> high-level management (in the sense that they don't spend a lot of time
> listening to those in the trenches).
It's always worth remembering that the job of a legal department is to
keep a company from being sued. Not to enable things that people think
are cool, not to help the company participate in a larger ecosystem, not
even to make lives easier for people in the company. The legal department
has much more in common with the HR department than anyone in an
> And sometimes things are rather more sinister (e.g. Apple's crusade
> against the GPL)...
GPLv3 specifically, and I'm fairly sure that's all about patents.
Russ Allbery (firstname.lastname@example.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>