Re: Legal review of documentation

Subject: Re: Legal review of documentation
From: "Hutchings, Christa" <cwhutchings -at- HOMEWIRELESS -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 5 May 1998 13:02:35 -0400

I've been a TW for nearly 15 years, mostly in the
computer/electronics/telephony industries, and have worked for huge
household name type companies, mid-size companies, and small companies.
None of them ever had the tech docs reviewed by the legal beagles before
release. The docs were reviewed in depth by enough engineers, project
managers, product managers, and marketing folks to ensure our protection

While it sounds like a good idea in theory to have lawyers review your
tech docs, I'm not sure how practical it would be, given our perpetual
tight deadlines, etc. Why, just the thought of a lawyer with a red pen
reviewing my manuals gives me the willies! Besides, when was the last
time you read a legal document you could understand?

Chris Welch-Hutchings
Sr. Technical Writer
Home Wireless Networks, Inc.
cwhutchings -at- homewireless -dot- com

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Suzanne Gerrior [SMTP:suzanne -at- JAZZMAIL -dot- COM]
> Sent: Tuesday, May 05, 1998 11:37 AM
> To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
> Subject: Re: Legal review of documentation
> I would like to know how many companies (or individuals) have their
> documentation reviewed by lawyers before it is released.
> If you don't have your documentation reviewed by lawyers, why not?
> Suzanne Gerrior
> Documentation Specialist
> Jazz Media Network
> Tel: (514) 931-7009, ext. 255
> Fax: (514) 931-9495
> suzanne -at- jazzmail -dot- com
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