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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Thom is the only expert...
by bandido55 on Mon 15th Oct 2007 02:42 UTC
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Thoms seems to dismiss all arguments without providing any evidence to support his point of views. So all evidence is weak, why?, well because he says so. Oh and he knows more statistics than I do? Why? because he says so, even though he doesn't have an idea of what my background is, which is irrlevant because he did not counter my argument about probability of independent events happening together. he preferes to keep all even as independent and unrelated even thought they all point (coicidentally, as thoms puts it) in the same direction.

He brought the issue of MS employees moving all the time to different tech companies but yet he did not in his so called "scientific" and statistical analysis did not consider talking about IBM or Apple or oracle or whatever other tech company there is shedding employees and "coincidentally" moving to the patent troll. Oh and he seems to dismiss the jumping monkey, i mean Mr Ballmer "prediction" about other paptent companies suing Red Hat. Boom BOOM, and there you have that two days later it happened. Coincidence? or maybe his old "pals" from MS who had joined the patent trolls a few weeks before sounded him off about what was coming. His speech was delivered with a degree of certainty as if Mr. Ballmer KNEW about the pending lawsuit. Coincidence? yeah yeah, the moon is made out cheese!

As I said, groklaw got it right when all the "pundits" and MS followers asserted how right they were in their lawsuit against IBM/Novell. Is PJ biased? Sure she is butdoes that make her dishonest in her assessment? No it doesn't.

Oh and Thom, i think you have to withdraw your comment about Innocent until proven guilty. obviously you don't understand it. our legal systems is premised on adversarial encounters, therefore, in order to prove someone as guilty, someone has to accuse and work to prove it. that is what Groklaw is doing. I can't wait for prior art reports starting flowing into Groklaw.

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