Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 15th May 2010 08:49 UTC, submitted by kragil
Amiga & AROS A few weeks ago, Novell and Red Hat jointly fended off a patent infringement suit thrown their way by a patent troll. The patent in question more or less came down to the concept of virtual desktops - and thanks to Groklaw, several people helped in finding cases of prior art. The most interesting one of all? A carefully restored and working Amiga 1000 demonstrated to the judge and jury.
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RE: Dont trust Groklaw FUD
by JLF65 on Sun 16th May 2010 19:15 UTC in reply to "Dont trust Groklaw FUD"
JLF65
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I'd mark this guy down as a troll if I hadn't already posted in this thread. So I'll just call troll on him in the reply. There's no FUD at Groklaw - they exist to put down FUD. They are not in any way associated with IBM, and cover much more than just the SCO case. Every article is backed with actual court documents. While PJ can be a little biased (towards FOSS), you can still look at every document and make up your own mind.

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RE[2]: Dont trust Groklaw FUD
by Kebabbert on Mon 17th May 2010 08:39 in reply to "RE: Dont trust Groklaw FUD"
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2007-07-27

So you mean that he has not been censored at Groklaw? And you mean that IBM do not try to stop him from selling the IBM Mainframe emulator? Have you read his blog, starting from the bottom? No? I suggest you do it. Lest you call him a liar.

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RE[3]: Dont trust Groklaw FUD
by JLF65 on Mon 17th May 2010 18:03 in reply to "RE[2]: Dont trust Groklaw FUD"
JLF65 Member since:
2005-07-06

So you mean that he has not been censored at Groklaw? And you mean that IBM do not try to stop him from selling the IBM Mainframe emulator? Have you read his blog, starting from the bottom? No? I suggest you do it. Lest you call him a liar.


Abusive trolls have always been censored, whether they be for or against Groklaw. PJ runs a clean blog, and doesn't allow direct attacks, swearing, or politics. It's one of the refreshing things about it - it's not /. by any means. ;)

As to the emulator, IBM doesn't care about the emulator itself. When a fly-by-night company comes out and tries to sell it to IBM's customers as a way to "shaft IBM", you can expect IBM to be a little more perturbed. Also, said fly-by-night company was making wild and baseless accusations against IBM as the documents prove. A letter for IBM is not the same as being sued or even attacked.

You're a troll, or brainwashed by that guy's blog. Look at the FACTS, not the rhetoric of one guy trying to make a sleazy buck off a FOSS project they aren't even involved in.

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