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Groklaw Torch Handed To Mark Webbink 47

eldavojohn writes "A month ago we read a Eulogy for Groklaw, but now PJ has announced that Groklaw will not be shutting down. Instead, it is now Mark Webbink's Groklaw 2.0. If you don't know who he is, Webbink is a member of the board of the SFLC and was General Counsel at Red Hat. Legal FOSS news will continue to flow."
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Groklaw Torch Handed To Mark Webbink

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  • Spicy (Score:4, Insightful)

    by Shadyman ( 939863 ) on Tuesday May 17, 2011 @02:41AM (#36150074) Homepage
    The FOSS Must Flow!
    • long live the king.

    • And it does. Unlike closed projects, the only way for a FOSS one to die is if everyone loses interest.

      Another example: when the creators of Encyclopaedia Dramatica decided to shut it down and replace it with a commercial piece of crap, several forks popped overnight even though there was no good way to recover the data. These forks soon coalesced into one [encyclopediadramatica.ch], with nearly all data recovered already. And it's more vibrant than it was before, even with serious efforts to censor any news about the revival -- tr

  • O'GARA UFO FIELD, Armonk, Monday (NTN) — With the final humiliation of the SCO Group and the retirement of Pamela Jones from Groklaw, Microsoft has stepped in with sponsorship to fill "a much-needed gap."

    CrockLaw will be "a place where lawyers and geeks could explain things to each other and work together, so they'd understand each other's work better," said Sandy Gupta of Microsoft's Open Solutions Group. "We need to crowdsource the work of patent suit production. The attack from Linux is in full sw

  • by sabernet ( 751826 ) on Tuesday May 17, 2011 @09:22AM (#36152514) Homepage

    This is joyous news indeed. Thanks for hanging in there, Groklaw :)

  • I somehow missed the news last week about PJ stepping down. She finally put on her red dress and dancing shoes. After seven years she's more than earned it.

    As a regular reader during the first couple years of SCO vs. The World it was nice to have a news/analysis source that I could absolutely trust.

  • Webbink is being put in charge? Awesome!

    When Red Hat acquired my company back like 11 years ago, I worked with him to try to get our patent into a pool to be used in a GPL-like manner.

    I don't think that particular case worked out (we never spent the resources to finish shuffling my patent through the last parts of the process, at least not while I was still at Red Hat), I can tell you from personal experience that he was working on that sort of thing, with sincerity, that long ago.

"You can have my Unix system when you pry it from my cold, dead fingers." -- Cal Keegan