>How would we know whether we got legal advice from the winning or losing side? If we're pitting a bunch of software developers against someone practicing IP law or who at least passed the bar somewhere? Call me crazy but my money is on the lawyer. In other words, I'd take the losing lawyer over a bunch of guys in a forum/email list any day of the week. At the very least, I'm certain that both lawyers would want to be have been consulted before shit hit the fan. But I digress, if you see no value in it at this point I'm unlikely to convince you of it.