Subject: Re: Software Trademarks
From: Guido van Rossum <guido@CNRI.Reston.VA.US>
Date: Fri, 30 Jul 1999 12:29:07 -0400

> Think for a while about WHY the legal profession is often despised in the
> US. And pretty much _only_ in the US. Think about it.

Way to go, Linus!  My own experience with US lawyers (and their fears
of those irrational damage suits) totally matches what you describes.
And my experience with Dutch law confirms what you say about European
legal systems.

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)