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


       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.