Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 10th Apr 2011 19:57 UTC, submitted by PLan
Legal Should I be sad or relieved? Groklaw, the website that played a central role in the SCO vs. sanity case, has just announced it will close up shop on May 16 of this year. Groklaw's place in history has been secured, surely, but in recent years, the site became more and more like a relic from the past, clearly stuck in the everyone vs. Microsoft mindset of the late '90s and early 2000s. Even in today's announcement post, Groklaw shows that its time has indeed come.
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It's one of the most massive absurdities ever that the open source community would accept Groklaw's non-openness.

Why? Because liking open-source means absolutely everything must be open, including your personal details?

It's just like you wouldn't want a "PJ" avatar to run for Congress or for President.

Hardly. Groklaw is just a site for discussion about legal situations, it doesn't even try to have any other effect than provide more insight to them for interested parties. A congressman or a president doesn't provide any insight whatsoever, they don't educate people, and they try indeed to have much bigger effect on the society, for the good or the bad.

In fact, it is like wanting a group of people under 'PJ' name discussing legal things on a website. Oh, shoot, that's what they're doing already.

Edited 2011-04-11 06:51 UTC

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