Linux Today: Linux News On Internet Time.

More on LinuxToday

LinuxInsider: Writing Linux History: Groklaw's Role in the SCO Controversy

Mar 02, 2004, 17:00 (42 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Halperin)


Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"One Linux developer noted, 'By serving as the focal point for documenting the case -- for example, through transcripts -- Groklaw educated many of us as to the exact nature of what SCO claimed.' He went on to suggest that until about last May, he thought SCO could be right, but said he has 'no doubt now that SCO's directors are either mistaken, or they're crooks.' He thanks Groklaw for that.

"Conversions like that one help explain why SCO defenders take a dim view of Groklaw. Blake Stowell, the company's director of public relations, says: 'I think the unfortunate thing about Groklaw is that many people reference the site as a supposed 'credible resource' and take a lot of what is posted there as the absolute truth. I find that there is so much misinformation on Groklaw that is misconstrued and twisted that it's probably one step above a lot of the ranting and dribble that takes place on Slashdot...'"

Complete Story

Related Stories: