"The biggest problems with UCITA are its obscurity and
complexity. Since, it seems it will have the force of law soon, I
endeavored to drag some of the dirty laundry out into the light of
day, to "throw a skunk on the table" as Ross Perot is fond of
"While there are years of legal precedent allowing deliberate
concealment of intent and motive with the language of law, this
legislation deals so closely with the lives and welfare of the
public in general and retailers and small businesses that I think a
special effort at the "meeting of minds" so crucial in contract law
is certainly in order. I wouldn't be at all surprised if full
disclosure of the ideas and privileges in UCITA caused the most
fervent backers to deny all involvement or at least spin furiously.
Making it a campaign issue in upcoming elections would provoke
dodging of the most artful kind and the introducers of the
legislation might even be left twisting in the wind. I, for one,
would be most interested in the justification put forth if the
public in general were fully aware of the provisions in UCITA, ask
your lawmakers for a clear and reasonable explanation."
"So, in summary, if Big Software must have UCITA, let's
amend it so the affected parties have no question of what is
required of them."