Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 20th Aug 2013 10:27 UTC, submitted by l3v1
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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I might be vilified for saying this. But Larry Ellison said during his interview "The credit card companies know probably as much about you or more".

Yeah, but they don't tend to illegally kidnap you from another country, imprison and torture you because your name sounds like another guy's name.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:

Is that referencing a specific example that I'm not aware of, or just a general possibility?

On the other hand a Bank can ruin you financially, make it impossible to buy a house, get a job or do anything really. In many countries they also knowingly profit off of illegal trades and have been complicit in those trades as well. Take a look at Greece or Cyprus. That's what a bank can do to a country.

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