Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 20th Aug 2013 10:27 UTC, submitted by l3v1
Legal
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.

Thread beginning with comment 570318
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE: Really?
by TechGeek on Thu 22nd Aug 2013 02:07 UTC in reply to "Really? "
TechGeek
Member since:
2006-01-14

There is a gulf of difference between something being secure and something being actively exploited, against the law, by the very government that is suppose to be upholding said laws. I don't worry about someone reading the emails I send tomorrow. I worry about every single piece of electronic communication being recorded, scanned and profiled for all eternity.

EDIT: lines removed for lack of a point.

Edited 2013-08-22 02:14 UTC

Reply Parent Score: 4

RE[2]: Really?
by Windows Sucks on Thu 22nd Aug 2013 02:16 in reply to "RE: Really? "
Windows Sucks Member since:
2005-11-10

The only problem with that is the person you want out (The government) is the "person" who gave you the Internet in the first place.

And if any one really thinks NSA is the only or even the worst offender is blind as a bat.

Remember yes in a lot of cases the NSA is being shown to have broken US and even international laws and that needs to be addressed, but what about the Russians? The Chinese, the Iranians the North Koreans? Who spy on their own people as public policy? If you don't think any and probably all of them are doing as much or even more, yeah ok. Lol.

Like I said with all this going on I would be pissed if the NSA wasn't spying like crazy, I would feel like my tax dollars are being wasted! Lol

Reply Parent Score: 1