Tweetmeme, an aggregator that finds popular content on Twitter, accused a still-unlaunched competitor called Retweet.com of copying its code verbatim. Although Retweet.com hasn’t yet opened to the public, Tweetmeme’s founder Nick Halstead discovered some code through a commenter, who left a link to his rival’s development environment on a review of the site over the weekend. Retweet.com acknowledged parts of its code were based on Tweetmeme’s scripts and agreed to remove them.
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[from an article by Kim-Mai Cutler]
Contrary to the world vision of Mike Masnick, this incident was not deemed one of "re-imagination" and, yes, copying was asserted.
Is it real or is it Masnick?
Techdirt plays fast and loose with the patent facts about India
In a study of 2000 messages on Twitter, Pear Analytics, based in San Antonio, Texas, found 40.55% of them to be pointless babble. Masnick better not let these guys analyze TechDirt.