No, that’s the other Matt Zimmerman
Last Friday, an unfortunate individual in Boston had their civil rights violated when their property was seized, due to suspicious behavior including an aptitude with computers and the use of a command-line interface.
This prompted a round of email in my inbox, because the above article was written by Matt Zimmerman, senior staff attorney at the EFF. Although we know some of the same people, and our work is somewhat related, we are decidedly not the same person. I am not moonlighting as an attorney, and although I am a member of the EFF, I am not a member of its staff.
Indeed, I have never met the other Matt Zimmerman, though perhaps one day I will. Hopefully, we won’t turn out to be evil twins, or annihilate each other in an anti-Matter reaction.