It appears that other legal minds out there (other than a software attorney) are thinking of ways to streamline agreements, as the in-house team at Scottish & Newcastle (a beverage company based in Scotland (I had to look that up)) has documented their view on the subject. They have come up with an approach called “Pathclearer” which is actually a really well thought through approach. In this 8 page article they explain the methodology and even provide a link to a template. Essentially this in-house group of Scottish lawyers have really tried to ferret out inefficiencies in their legal processes to help the business succeed, and I applaud them for it. I really think that software companies should look at ways to streamline their revenue generating agreements (end user, services, support, etc.) with approaches like this.