[oclug] Semi-[OT]: Source code ethical dilemma
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Wed Sep 21 10:49:27 EDT 2005
Adrian Irving-Beer wrote:
> Under this circumstance, it seems equally clear-cut in the opposite
> direction. But am I missing something?
Yes, you appear to have a different fundamental understanding of right
and wrong than I.
Your arguments are well thought out and logical, and as always clearly
When my sister attended law school twenty-some years ago, I noticed a
fundamental change in her perspective - the inherent understanding of
right and wrong we learned as children taught by our parents was
intentionally and purposefully deconstructed by Osgoode Hall law school.
She learned that every position in a dispute deserves the best argument
possible from it's advocate. A lawyer's personal impression of guilt or
innocence has to be suppressed in favor of the new values taught in law
school. Newly minted lawyers must clearly understand they are
advocates, not judges or juries. Our legal system would fail if our
lawyers did not adopt the values taught in law school.
Your position on this issue appears to be that of advocate, arguing your
position with vigor, intellect and clarity. You may have missed a great
career in law, as some prospective nascent lawyerlings fail to make the
transition into living the role of advocate.
With great respect,
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