The Red Hat story was not made up by me; I quoted a first-rate parliamentary source
Posted Aug 27, 2010 15:08 UTC (Fri) by FlorianMueller
In reply to: Free Software friendly patent pools
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Multiple people, including Jon, have asked you to stop attacking people and call them names.
Jon clarified that he generally doesn't want to see modified names that make a negative statement. That's nothing about me specifically.
You claim to provide a pointer to details, but that link is just an email from someone quoting "facts" from your own blog. That is not calling out hypocrisy, that is just slandering people with facts you made up yourself.
Would you please do everyone here the favor and read and think before you write? It's quite inappropriate to accuse me of something just because you didn't even make a serious effort to understand.
If you're just biased and don't care about facts and business/legal realities and only want to say negative things about me, what's the point?
That email archive contains something that was on a blog I had a few years ago. But you didn't really read and understand.
That past blog posting contained an email from the closest adviser on patent policy to the European Parliament's rapporteur (parliamentarian in charge of the particular legislative process) on software patents.
That rapporteur's adviser authorized me to quote from an email he had sent to a mailing list of the FFII, thus it was seen by many people at the time but I still asked for permission before quoting on a blog.
The rapporteur, Michel Rocard, was prime minister of France and fought very hard against software patents. His role in that process is even mentioned in his English-language Wikipedia entry. His adviser, whose email I was authorized to quote, played a key role in that effort.
So that's a perfect source and not "facts [I] made up [myself]". Don't you think it would now be appropriate for you to admit that you didn't understand, and to retract the accusation of "slandering people with facts [I] made up [myself]"?
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