I saw the message quoted in KT; elected to leave it out because there had been too much Merkey stuff in LWN already.
But where, exactly, does he disavow his previous messages? I've seen nothing to that effect, and the message quoted in KT does not say that. He does complain about things which appeared on Groklaw; I've seen claims that people were posting false comments there in his name (but have not seen them myself). That doesn't extend to his linux-kernel postings, however, which, as far as I can tell, were real.
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