Weblog:   The Growing Politicization of Open Source
Subject:   Negotiation is useful
Date:   2002-08-16 12:53:16
From:   mtaht
By drawing a line in the sand, this bill forces a useful debate of the issues and inevitable compromises. In a world where politicians have to appease all parties it helps much to ask for more than what you want, so that in the *inevitable* compromises you get more of what you want.

Asking for exactly what you think is fair is the perfect way to not get it.

Consider all the other offensive bills that are in congress today concerning computer technology, I think this one is a useful first step towards creating a workable set of policies.