Ok, I don't know, but it's not really needed to explain his behavior and as such I simply go for the simplest explanation: he just wants attention. Which works exceptionally well. Realize that this is typical FUD: only those who know what they are talking about (the average LWN reader, for example) know it's bullshit but 90% of the readers of his blog will probably take it as an insightful article by a good and clearly smart lawyer ("let's hire him to defend us/check our legal situation/etc").
Frankly those who think MS is behind this (same as with SCO) imho greatly over-estimate the intelligence of large corporations. This is too cunning a plan to come out of a bureaucratic entity as big as MS.
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