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Welcome to Geeklog Wednesday, April 16 2014 @ 09:05 AM EDT

Groklaw shutting down

  • Tuesday, August 20 2013 @ 06:40 AM EDT
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Many of you will know Groklaw, if only back from the days of their role in the epic battle against SCO and their litigation against Linux. Groklaw was also the biggest (in terms of users) Geeklog site out there.

"Was", unfortunately, because PJ has decided that, effective immediately, the site will no longer be operating.

The owner of Lavabit tells us that he's stopped using email and if we knew what he knew, we'd stop too.

There is no way to do Groklaw without email. Therein lies the conundrum.
So this is the last Groklaw article. I won't turn on comments. Thank you for all you've done. I will never forget you and our work together. I hope you'll remember me too.

Thanks, PJ and the Groklaw community for all you have done for Open Source in general and Geeklog in particular. We will sure remember you all!

For the rest of us, maybe it's time we think about the recent events and disclosures and what can be done about them, as they seem to start to be doing more harm than good.


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  • Groklaw shutting down
  • Authored by:Laugh on Tuesday, August 20 2013 @ 07:25 AM EDT
I am sorry to see Groklaw go.

It is pretty scary how our emails and other digital information are handled by the authorities.
  • Groklaw shutting down
  • Authored by:marclouis on Wednesday, August 28 2013 @ 03:47 PM EDT
I actually think she is wrong “no way to do Groklaw without email”, there is a way, and it should have always been that way by using a forum script with an SSL certificate and communicating with each other over HTTPS using the forums personal messaging.
I don’t know if you are able to leverage HTTPS in Geeklog? If not, I think it should be a priority.
Simply put, just don’t use email.
I took Groklaw as a theme for my recent blog posting, as it proves what I have said about legitimate concerns (by non-criminals and non-terrorists) about privacy and confidentiality.