Patent infringement suit filed against Red Hat (No Lobbyists As Such)
Posted Jul 3, 2006 4:06 UTC (Mon) by pyellman
In reply to: Patent infringement suit filed against Red Hat (No Lobbyists As Such)
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I really wish that were true, but unfortunately, no, Mr. Webbink's post does not even go as far as implying what you imply; it simply invites the reader to consider that possibility.
Mr. Webbink's post is classic lawyerly language -- that is, a meanlingless but emotion invoking preamble followed by a reprint of RedHat's official, for-the-press position regarding this matter. It does not address in any way Mr. Mueller's charge, which is specifically that while RedHat was publicly supporting the effort to defeat the EU patent directive, it was working behind the scenes, in the person of someone in a position similar to Mr. Webbink's, in a manner which could be considered contrary to that public position.
I have no idea what really went down. The only things I know for sure are: a) Mr. Mueller has made certain charges which have not (yet) been corroborated by any other person, charges which may pertain to Mr. Webbink, and b) Mr. Webbink has not denied these charges. Period.
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