It feels like there’re more and more reports of things turning nasty these days. Dave Winer of Scripting News reports an ugly case of Lawyers Gone Bad. As with the Derek & Heather mess at JPEG, the silver lining to all of this is some good advice:
If a deal is worth doing, it’s worth documenting with a good agreement.
Sounds about right to me. And, happily, this seems to have been ended with mediation rather than a suit. So congrats Dave, and hopefully this’ll all be behind you. Life’s too short to deal with this kind of nonsense when you could be building stuff.