"So. Now I know. Now we all know.
"Blake Stowell, then the PR guy for SCO, sent an email to
Maureen O'Gara, saying "I need you to send a jab PJ's way," and
then right afterwards she wrote that invasive so-called expose, in
which she revealed, or at least intended to reveal, things like who
I called on my phone. A la the HP scandal. She got fired for doing
it the way she did, and the then-publisher apologized to me
publicly, but she says in the deposition she's not sorry a bit.
"We learn this by reading excerpts from her deposition,
previously under seal, attached to a letter [PDF] SCO's attorney
sent to the court. SCO doesn't want the part of her deposition
video played where she talks about me and Groklaw. It's beyond
eye-opening, however, despite her pretense, as I see it, that there
is no connection between the two events.
"They also don't want the part about an email she sent to SCO,
subject line, "I want war pay," played. It's allegedly humor. Just
chatter. But you know, she is on the list of people SCO owes money
to, now that I think of it, filed in connection with the
bankruptcy. I wonder for what?
"It isn't acceptable, in my eyes, that SCO's attorneys
invariably smear Groklaw in every filing that mentions it. They
don't just say "Groklaw," they say "the anti-SCO website, Groklaw."
One can say quite a lot in legal filings, and get away with it, but
there is a line where it becomes libel, when it is gratuitous, and
that language is gratuitous."