Subject: Re: Perens on arch
From: Tom Lord <lord@regexps.com>
Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2002 02:29:28 -0800 (PST)



	Stephan:

       It is both charitable and unprofitable to structure an employment
       contract as purely financial patronage

When trust and common values are presumed to be lacking, perhaps.
Otherwise, it is simply efficient, risk-reducing, and fair.

Also, patronage need not be extended only to individuals: it applies
to other kinds of entity as well.

-t