Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 14th Oct 2007 15:12 UTC
Legal This week's 'big' news on OSNews was about software patents. You know, those things that say you cannot stack four pixels on top of one another unless you pay money to the guy who invented four-pixel-stacks (or the guy who bought the guy who invented four-pixel-stacks). A company called IP Innovation, LLC, has sued Novell and Red Hat for infringement of the company's IP portfolio. Software patents are of course generally completely ridiculous, so I will not focus on that here. I want to focus on something else.
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RE[3]: non-sensical article
by Thom_Holwerda on Sun 14th Oct 2007 22:53 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: non-sensical article"
Thom_Holwerda
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Where? Everyone here has pretty much taken your article apart, and your argument boils down to "There is no smoking gun!"


You are making a mistake here. You are assuming I am defending Microsoft, while in fact, I am not. In a nutshell, my article boils down to:

"Groklaw claims that Microsoft orchestrates IP Innovation's lawsuit against Red Hat/Novell, and they present evidence A, B, and C. These pieces of evidence can easily be explained by other, more logical things. Therefore, Groklaw might in fact be 100% correct on their assumptions, but the evidence presented to date is not conclusive."

Which basically pr [...] at you multiply the individual probabilities together to get the effective chance of it happening.


Except for the fact that real-life cannot be explained by means of flipping a coin, which is why I was accusing the OP of a straw man argument. Reducing life to coin tosses is extremely silly.

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