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Linux-Watch: Tempest in a Groklaw Tea-Cup

Mar 26, 2007, 15:45 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

"A recent InformationWeek story implied that Groklaw editor Pamela Jones is 'receiving financial support from IBM.' The evidence? Groklaw receives free hosting from the ibiblio project, which in turn is funded in part by grants from IBM and other tech companies with a strong interest in promoting Linux.

"And the news here is what, exactly? For years, the Center for the Public Domain and University of North Carolina's ibiblio has supported open-source software and non-profit groups. For years, IBM has given the project some support. And, I might add, for years now, SCO has promoted the idea that Groklaw being hosted on ibiblio somehow meant that IBM was behind Groklaw..."

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