Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 11th Mar 2006 16:59 UTC, submitted by Richard Kottmeyer
IBM IBM Germany has refuted a Groklaw report that the division has decided to migrate Windows desktops to Linux rather than upgrade them to Vista. Groklaw's story was based on statements reportedly made by an IBM sales executive in a presentation at LinuxForum 2006. This morning, Hans Rehm, of IBM Germany's Press Relations department, emailed DesktopLinux.com the following, somewhat ambiguous, statement.
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Groklaw
by Deviate_X on Sat 11th Mar 2006 18:21 UTC
Deviate_X
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2005-07-11

Groklaw is an appalling website; I can't imagine how anyone could take information from Groklaw verbatim without checking facts first?!

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RE: Groklaw
by chemical_scum on Sat 11th Mar 2006 22:48 in reply to "Groklaw"
chemical_scum Member since:
2005-11-02

Groklaw is an appalling website; I can't imagine how anyone could take information from Groklaw verbatim without checking facts first?!

The statement by the IBM executive may be on video at:

http://www.linuxforum.dk/2006/video/LinuxForum-20060303-1230-1400-O...

I haven't had time to check it out yet.

Andreas Pleschek has not denied the statement reported in Groklaw nor does the IBM Germany Press Department statement deny that he said that.

I think Groklaw reporting is reliable as usual

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RE[2]: Groklaw
by Thom_Holwerda on Sat 11th Mar 2006 22:57 in reply to "RE: Groklaw"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

And? This article says IBM is denying any already made decision on this issue-- and it's newer. In other words, they can be both right. But the IBM statement in this article is made on a later date, and hence, is their CURRENT official standpoint.

In other words, Groklaw's article is outdated.

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RE: Groklaw
by hal2k1 on Mon 13th Mar 2006 08:51 in reply to "Groklaw"
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2005-11-11

//Groklaw is an appalling website; I can't imagine how anyone could take information from Groklaw verbatim without checking facts first?!//

Groklaw is light years ahead of OSNews in regard to sticking strictly to the facts.

It is anything posted on OSNews that one needs to check the facts about. The administration of this OSNews site seems to have an absolutely false impression that being "objective" just means posting opinion from both sides of a story.

This is not the case at all. Being "objective" means sticking to verifiable facts, representing only facts as facts, not omitting any relevant facts, clearly labelling any quoted opinion as opinion, highlighting which side of the table that opinion comes from, and not representing opinion from vested interest as being neutral.

Groklaw does all that far far better than OSNews does.

Edited 2006-03-13 08:58

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