Is Florian Müller and Florian Mueller the same guy ?

Story: Oracle and Florian Mueller got hitchedTotal Replies: 4
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Jul 31, 2012
5:03 AM EDT
Quoting:Foolishly enough, Reuters quotes another Microsoft mouthpiece and lobbyist (Florian Müller). As Microsoft is grooming its lobbyists and paying them to spread lies, it is possible to inject yet more Microsoft talking points into articles, then pretend they are from an “independent” source.

As under pressure this lobbyist admitted to be paid by Microsoft, a reputable news source like the above should refrain from quoting him in articles about Microsoft (also its rivals).

Quoting:On Friday, the 9To5 Google blog pointed to a post in which a Google software engineer noted that Mueller had disclosed that he received money from Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) for a new study. The engineer also described Mueller as “anti-Google” and pointed out that he is a patent analyst not a lawyer.

So what should we make of Mr. Mueller? The engineer’s assessment is fair in one sense but unfair in another. Let’s start with the latter. As a former practicing lawyer, I don’t believe one needs a law degree to understand or report on law. In Mueller’s case, he is able to parse and summarize tricky judgments more effectively than many of his credentialed counterparts and does not make any obvious mistakes. He is very smart and his blog provides an excellent way to keep up with the tic-toc of global software patent litigation. As for the Microsoft-funded study, it seems a worthy enough initiative (a review of FRAND patents) and Mueller has the qualifications to undertake it.

Florian Mueller Outs Himself As Oracle Employee

confusing for me .....

Jul 31, 2012
12:18 PM EDT
Quoting:Florian Mueller Outs Himself As Oracle Employee

It is obvious that this guy doesn't work for the highest bidder, but is for hire by anyone whoever whatever they pay without any hesitation. He has become a PR liability to whoever hires him.


Jul 31, 2012
12:27 PM EDT

Interesting question...

Are Florian Mueller and Florian Müller the same person?

Wikipedia re-directs Florian Mueller to Florian Müller, but that is not definitive.


Jul 31, 2012
1:11 PM EDT
That pretty much defines Oracle right there.

Jul 31, 2012
2:59 PM EDT
If you follow the German spelling reforms, then yes, they are the same troll.

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