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Re: softwarefreedom.org and busybox fellows 'win' DEFAULT JUDGMENT


From: Rahul Dhesi
Subject: Re: softwarefreedom.org and busybox fellows 'win' DEFAULT JUDGMENT
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2008 21:14:13 +0000 (UTC)
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Tim Smith <address@hidden> writes again about Busybox:

>Hence, it appears that it is a US work.

So did you mean to write "it appears to me", rather than just the
ambiguous form "it appears"?

A clever writer often makes assertions in which he leaves the object of
a verb unstated (e.g., "it appears", or "it seems"), so readers will
think that the writer's opinions (which should more correctly be
expressed with "it appears to me", or "it seems to me") are widely
shared by knowledgeable persons.  You can see this strategy in use all
over the Internet.

You did some good investigate work in doing the searches you mentioned.
But if the defendants don't make the argument, then the argument might
as well not exist.
-- 
Rahul
http://rahul.rahul.net/


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