In any case, it's a lot of positive PR and a million or some more users.
I imagine it would result in a huge thread on his forum with two distinct groups arguing over whether or not he is lying. Kinda like this huge thread that has two distinct groups of people arguing about whether or not he is lying.Could you imagine how big impact such lie would have on Phoronix?
What proof? A picture of an email that could easily be faked with vim and gimp? That's all it takes for you to believe anything? How does your credit survive all of the phishing attempts on the web?Michael started talking about Steam long ago and know we have some proofs. If I remember correctly he also said there will be another proofs too.
Seriously, without a public beta from Valve it's just a bad joke.
The burden of proof is very much on those claiming someone is a liar. That is a very serious accusation to make. Notice though, just because you aren't a liar you can still be mistaken or lied to. Lying implies an attention to deceive and as such excludes mere mistakes or humor and other forms of speech.
Phoronix was shown to be over-hyping (over many,many months..) an in-passing,non-substanciated throwaway remark made in a sunday tabloid, hype that ONLY stopped once Valve came out with a press statement to contradict it
Essencially Phoronix have form for spinning shit like this.
Likewise noone has actually called Phoronix/Michael a Liar, we are asking for independent citable evidence, remember it is Phoronix/Michael that are making these claims, the onus is on them to back them up, NOT on us to prove he is right - we never made the claims that Valve are actively searching for game coders for linux
The burden of proof is on Phoronix here not anyone else
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Let me quote:
So what are Phoronix? a review site or a gossip site? if it is a review site than based upon how they handled this same farce 2 years ago they require some independent citation, otherwise the creditability of Phoronix as a review site has again dropped and they are turning more into some random blogger who spews anything to drive traffic to their site for some google ad rev...Phoronix Media is the largest Internet media company devoted to enriching the Linux hardware experience and catering its content to Linux gamers and computer enthusiasts. Its properties primarily focus on Linux hardware reviews, software previews, community technical discussions, and other technology related topics. Phoronix Media also backs a free software repository and the leading open-source Linux benchmarking software.