This reminds me of a story Jim Shore told me about Fit. Developers in a company wanted to use the software, but their lawyers had grave concerns about the license. Eventually, the developers appealed to Ward Cunningham, who said that they were using it in the way he intended and he had absolutely no intention of bringing suit or other legal action against anyone who used his software appropriately. Even so, the lawyers saw that as an unacceptable risk.
The punchline is Ward’s final question. “You have to ask, do you work for your lawyers or do they work for you?”
Perhaps it’s time to ask that of HR departments.