[Consortium] Re: LinuxAudio.org and Salem Radio Labs

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To: Daniel James <daniel@...>
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Date: Friday, January 23, 2004 - 7:57 pm

On Friday 23 January 2004 06:19, Daniel James wrote:

> My original aim was to eventually move beyond advocacy alone to

And there's certainly no reason an "Advocacy Group" can't do those things as

> I wasn't aware of that - I hadn't heard of that usage in the UK. What

Interesting! It's just the reverse here: a "partnership" in this context
(multiple companies working together) tends to imply a loose, informal
alliance. UnitedLinux would be a good example of such a partnership.
"Consortium", on the other hand, has a very "Corporate" sound to an American

So, what's a term that describes the essence, while having the same
connotation to all English speakers?

> Lawyers, eh?

Such is the world we live in. SRL is wholly funded by Salem Communications --
I cannot use their name without their approval.

> Personally, I think goodwill, trust and peer pressure are far more


> I suppose that when you sign a contract,

That's a common misperception, and one that I'd take issue with. The *vast*
majority of contractual agreements negotiated never wind up being the basis
of a dispute. The reason for this is that, properly approached, they are
primarily a means of *communication* -- a way of setting out in a detailed
and objective way just what is expected of each party, while ensuring that
all parties are in agreement with those expectations. As such, they serve to
*reduce* the frequency of disputes. I speak of the great majority of cases
-- contracts can be abused, as can any other human invention. I would argue
that if you have no trust in another party, you should not be entering into a
business relationship with them at all, contract or no.


| Frederick F. Gleason, Jr. | Director of Broadcast Software Development |
| | Salem Radio Labs |
| There's never time to do it right, but there's always time |
| to do it over. |
| -- Meskimen's Law |

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