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Linux.org's old ISP tells their side

Oct 31, 1998, 12:25 (56 Talkback[s])

Dave Stoddard

There has been a lot of mis-information regarding the service termination of the commercial Linux site, Linux.Org, owned by Innovative Logic. The fact of the matter is that Linux.Org was notified on September 5 via Federal Express (with a return signature) that their contract with US Net would not be renewed. This was reiterated several more times with them, including a phone conversation with Michelle McLagan on September 29, a face-to-face meeting between Michelle McLagan and three US Net personnel on October 7, and email and phone conversations on October 23. In all, Innovative Logic was given 53 days of notice to move their service to another provider, dispite the fact that the contact between US Net and Innovative only required 30 days notice. There is no reason that Linux.Org should have gone off the air with the amount of notice they had been given. US Net has offered CNET the ability to independently review the contact and supporting documentation surrounding this business relationship, but CNET has not exercised that option. The attorney that is currently handling this case for US Net is Ms. Vickie Fang, and may be contacted at 301-552-3730.