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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"Google pays nobody"
by MOS6510 on Sat 18th Aug 2012 13:09 UTC
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"As for Google, the company flatly tells us that "no one on our side paid journalists, bloggers, or other commentators to write about this case." The actual statement filed with the court is a bit more vague, however. Google says it's never directly paid anyone to write about the case, but it has relationships with a number of institutions like universities, political organizations, and trade associations, all of whom might employ bloggers or journalists to advocate for certain positions."

Oh well, they said they don't evil so it has to be true.

Still, it's less easy to doubt Google than Oracle's donations to somebody who accepts the money, yet remains neutral.

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