Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 22nd Mar 2011 10:32 UTC
Google And so the story regarding Android supposedly violating the GPL continues. Linus Torvalds has responded to the story in his usual straightforward manner - he thinks it's "totally bogus". In the meantime, Groklaw - not exactly my favourite place but alas, good points are good points - found out that the IP lawyer who started this story, Edward Naughton, used to be a lawyer for Microsoft in dozens of cases, a fact he tried to erase from his online resume.
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Just because
by tuzor on Tue 22nd Mar 2011 14:02 UTC
tuzor
Member since:
2007-08-07

So wait one second, does it make his accusations any less credible because he has been involved with MS (and is probably trying to hide it)?
All this proves is that he has a clear motive but it doesn't make him wrong.

Torvalds is probably right and this is probably a waste of peoples time, however your arguments are flawed as usual.

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RE: Just because
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 22nd Mar 2011 14:07 in reply to "Just because"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

All this proves is that he has a clear motive but it doesn't make him wrong.


I didn't claim as such. I only said it makes his claims suspicious.

however your arguments are flawed as usual.


Nice.

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RE[2]: Just because
by JAlexoid on Tue 22nd Mar 2011 14:41 in reply to "RE: Just because"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

I didn't claim as such. I only said it makes his claims suspicious.


His claims are suspicious because he decided to hide the fact that his clients included MS. Even if he's investigations were politically motivated, the results need not be.

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RE: Just because
by ichi on Tue 22nd Mar 2011 15:03 in reply to "Just because"
ichi Member since:
2007-03-06

does it make his accusations any less credible because he has been involved with MS (and is probably trying to hide it)?


No, but since every piece of evidence seems to point to him being wrong, trying to hide his previous involvement with MS suddenly becomes interesting.

If you are into soap operas, that is.

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