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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RE[5]: Six degrees
by olefiver on Wed 23rd Mar 2011 01:07 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Six degrees"
olefiver
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IANAL, but I fail to see how a firm could stipulate any form of work agreement that would require the employee or consultant or whatever to withhold prior work in his CV.

But the prior work situation regarding Edward Naughton seems to be between two firms.

Here's a quote from groklaw:

The lawyer who wrote about the header files, Edward Naughton, has a bio page at his law firm. Today it looks like this. But he recently changed it, stripping out the name Microsoft from his bio and replacing it with "a Fortune 50 software company".
YES, Edward Naughton was never directly employed by Microsoft, but he do seem to have represented MS through Brown Rudnick.

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