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Re: Cisco cover up

  • From: Joseph S D Yao
  • Date: Thu Jul 28 13:57:28 2005

On Wed, Jul 27, 2005 at 04:14:30PM -0500, Olsen, Jason wrote:
> From: James Baldwin
> > This had _nothing_ to do with the source code that was 
> > stolen. I have dealt with Lynn professionally on many 
> > occasions and he has shown himself to have more than a fair 
> > share of  integrity. It is uncalled for to take to disparate 
> > events and place them together in a way which smudges the 
> > name of a respected researcher.
> I don't see any smearing of anybody's name. What I do see is
> speculation, which is to say, "reasoning based on inconclusive evidence;
> conjecture or supposition." In otherwords, J offered a "guess" that the
> two might be related and certainly wasn't pointing fingers as if that
> was the definitive reason.
> It sometimes happens that seemingly disparate events are actually
> linked, so it was not an entirely illogical guess.
> -JFO

Given that it was clear that Lynn had NDA access to the Cisco source
code already, it seems pretty clear that the original poster wasn't even
speculating that he had stolen it, but to potential exploiters' having
done so.  Eh?

Joe Yao
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