Linux-Watch: Tempest in a Groklaw Tea-Cup
Mar 26, 2007, 15:45 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)
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"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..."