Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 17th Aug 2012 21:42 UTC
Legal "Oracle has admitted to the court that it retains the frequently-cited Florian Mueller of the popular blog FOSS Patents as a consultant. The official disclosure comes a week after the judge in Oracle's lawsuit against Google took the extraordinary step of ordering both parties to reveal any paid journalists or bloggers on their payrolls. Both companies filed their responses today, and Mueller is the only person named in either filing." Google paid nobody. Also, if you're surprised by Mueller being paid by Oracle - I have a Paleis op de Dam to sell you.
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RE: Not news
by galvanash on Fri 17th Aug 2012 23:45 UTC in reply to "Not news"
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Anyone who reads Mueller's blog (especially the bitter ones) should be aware that he's a paid consultant for Oracle.

Being a paid consultant, and then running an industry analysis blog and posting about the details of a legal dispute involving one of your clients is highly unethical.

It really doesn't matter if you disclose that your paid by one of the parties, its still unethical. The minute you comment at all about a legal case your client is involved in you stopped doing analysis and started doing propaganda. He could have easily saved his reputation by simply recusing himself...

Florian Mueller is a paid whore. He may as well put that at the bottom of his bio.

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