Monday, April 11, 2011

Groklaw, activist in SCO vs Linux case, stopping articles soon

By Vasudev Ram

Groklaw ( ) which help raise a lot of awareness about the infamous case of SCO vs. Linux and IBM, is going to stop publishing articles soon, as per a recent article on the Groklaw site, by Pamela Jones - - the paralegal who created Groklaw.

Excerpt from the article (by Pamela, or PJ as she is popularly known):
I have decided that Groklaw will stop publishing new articles on our anniversary, May 16.

I know a lot of you will be unhappy to hear it, so let me briefly explain, because my decision is made and it's firm. In a simple sentence, the reason is this: the crisis SCO initiated over Linux is over, and Linux won. SCO as we knew it is no more.

There will be other battles, and there already are, because the same people that propped SCO up are still going to try to destroy Linux, but the battlefield has shifted, and I don't feel Groklaw is needed in the new battlefield the way it was in the SCO v. Linux wars.

Here is the full article:
"Groklaw Articles Ending on May 16th":

Open source software developers who may be concerned about legal issues should know about the Software Freedom Law Center ( ) which may be of help in cases of harassment related to wrongful or frivolous intellectual property claims by other companies (possibly similar to the SCO case), and suchlike issues.

The Software Freedom Center is based in the USA, but is also starting an office in India; see:

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- Vasudev Ram

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