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Re: What if it were you instead of Linus?

by CountZero (Bishop)
on Mar 11, 2004 at 22:42 UTC ( #336005=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to What if it were you instead of Linus?

Being a lawyer myself, I would say to be very cautious in answering their questions.

I would answer something like "No. No. I don't. Company X. I have no idea. Probably not." and let their staff of over-paid lawyers find it out for themselves. Surely you do not want to give them the rope to hang you with later.


"If you have four groups working on a compiler, you'll get a 4-pass compiler." - Conway's Law

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Re: Re: What if it were you instead of Linus?
by theorbtwo (Prior) on Mar 12, 2004 at 12:51 UTC

    Do not ask a lawyer for advice, because they will say both "I don't know" and "hire a lawyer".

    Warning: Unless otherwise stated, code is untested. Do not use without understanding. Code is posted in the hopes it is useful, but without warranty. All copyrights are relinquished into the public domain unless otherwise stated. I am not an angel. I am capable of error, and err on a fairly regular basis. If I made a mistake, please let me know (such as by replying to this node).

           And ask not advice from the elves since they will say both 'no' and 'yes'.
        <ProperlyQuotedTolkein book="FR" pages="82-83">

        Gildor was silent for a moment. 'I do not like this news,' he said at last. 'That Gandalf shold be late, does not bode well. But it is said: Do not meddle in the affairs of Wizards, for they are subtle and quick to anger. The choice is yours: to go or wait.'

        'And it is also said,' answered Frodo: 'Go not to the Elves for counsel, for they will say both no and yes.'


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