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May 28, 2013
by sjvn01
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10 years of defending Linux’s legalities: Groklaw

Ten years ago, SCO decided to sue IBM and started a series of legal attacks on Linux. Their cases were pathetically weak, but CIOs and CFOs didn’t know that. Thanks to paralegal turned legal journalist, Pamela “PJ” Jones and her … Continue reading

December 15, 2012
by sjvn01
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Top Holiday Tech Buys… of 1983 (Gallery)

Back in 1983 in Compute magazine, my friend Kathy Yakal wrote, that 1983 “might be the Christmas of the computer.” It would be the first holiday season when “the home computer [was] well withing the budgets of many American consumers.” … Continue reading

September 12, 2011
by sjvn01
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Google+, Real Names, and Groklaw’s Pamela Jones

Around and around we go with Google+’s real name policy. Sometimes, Google seems ready to reconsider its policy of requiring Google+ social network user to use their “real name,” but then Eric Schmidt, Google’s Executive Chairman, “justifies” the strict real … Continue reading

May 17, 2011
by sjvn01
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Groklaw 2.0: PJ Leaves Groklaw but legal news site to continue under new editor

amela “PJ” Jones, editor and creator of Groklaw, the leading open-source legal news and analysis site, has kept her word. After eight years, PJ is leaving Groklaw. The site though will continue under the guidance of Mark Webbink. Mark Webbink … Continue reading