Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 20th Aug 2013 10:27 UTC, submitted by l3v1
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So. There we are. The foundation of Groklaw is over. I can't do Groklaw without your input. I was never exaggerating about that when we won awards. It really was a collaborative effort, and there is now no private way, evidently, to collaborate.

I'm really sorry that it's so. I loved doing Groklaw, and I believe we really made a significant contribution. But even that turns out to be less than we thought, or less than I hoped for, anyway. My hope was always to show you that there is beauty and safety in the rule of law, that civilization actually depends on it. How quaint.

Quaint indeed.

Groklaw is shutting down. A huge loss, as the site's contributions to various ridiculous lawsuits, like the SCO one about Linux, or the even crazier one from Oracle about Java, were invaluable. The reasons are sound, though - without secure, private communications, the collaborative effort that is Groklaw cannot function.

A sad day.

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by dionicio on Tue 20th Aug 2013 16:07 UTC
dionicio
Member since:
2006-07-12

So here we are...

Supposed by decades
Ignored at best
'there is no free lunch'
true as never before.

Paper and ink at the embassies.

Vatican times?

Typewriters.

Technicians playing again with
transistors, capacitors and resistors.

Pins and jumpers.

Hurried working papers
of No-TCP/IP and No-WWW future protocols.

Mesh Networks.

And lots, lots of random noise...

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