Interesting assumption about competence
"the files [...] would not have been practically useful because Broadcom appears to have used customized Perl scripts for its datacenter ASIC designs, where Mersenne's devs used Python"
He's assuming there's nobody that can interpret a Perl script and replicate its functionality in Python? If so, it's a sad indictment of the state of developer expertise at Mersenne. Or is he just clutching at straws to get a lighter sentence? Three guesses probably unnecessary this time.