Patent infringement suit filed against Red Hat (No Lobbyists As Such)
Posted Jul 3, 2006 14:21 UTC (Mon) by pyellman
In reply to: Patent infringement suit filed against Red Hat (No Lobbyists As Such)
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>Bear in mind that the actions in question have been described as "unverifiable". The implication from that is that Mr Webbink doesn't actually know what the charges are!
Umm.... What planet? Mr. Mueller's blog post, linked above, lays out the charges in pretty plain language. And there's that word again: implied.
> Do *YOU* know what has been alleged?
Ummm... Well, yes! I gave what I think is a respectable summary of those charges in my original post!
Re: unverifiable. Word games are rarely a positive contribution to a discussion. I could offer a strict reading of that passage in Mr. Webbink's post that it could be interpreted to mean that the very fact that Mr. Mueller had made certain statements was unverifiable, but that would obviously be nonsensical as the charges are, as pointed out, contained in a written blog post accessible to almost anyone with an internet connection. "Unverifiable" as used here refers to the veracity of the charges, specifically, that they have not been corroborated (publicly) by anyone else -- not their content. Like another poster, I would have preferred to see Mr. Webbink use the word "false" where he used the word "unverifiable".
I'm just calling 'em the way I see 'em. It would seem that you have taken sides, if not for Mr. Webbink, at least against Mr. Mueller. As Yoda would say, your feelings have blinded your vision, allowing you to see things in Mr. Webbink's post that just aren't there, a process that you call deriving implications. For my part, I'm not taking sides. I'm familiar with Mr. Mueller's work against the EU patent directive, as I am with the charges that he has his own conflict(s) of interest --neither of which has affected my ability to read.
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