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So what is Groklaw's birthdate ?
Authored by: PJ on Friday, February 22 2013 @ 08:54 AM EST
Here's the article. Man, how many memories flood my mind and heart when I reread it. It's about learning that back in 2004, SCO tried to get the court to gag Groklaw and Linus and Eben Moglen and Eric Raymond.

Hahahahahahahaha

For the guy pretending to be in Costa Rica who suggests I should mind my own business, I'll repeat what I wrote on that occasion about not shutting up despite intimidation:

So SCO tried to gag Groklaw beginning in 2004. It moved on to false insinuations to journalists, ugly innuendo during a conference call about me and Groklaw, having friendly journalists with PIs try to dig up dirt on me, a massive vilification astroturf campaign all over the Internet, and then to intimidation with their recent motion. Well, I'm gagging, all right, but not in a good way. And certainly not in the way SCO hoped.

I will respond like this, seriously for a moment. This is America. I am an American citizen. I was born here, born to certain rights as my birthright. I'm allowed to cover this litigation without being harassed and intimidated or threatened or gagged. I'm allowed to present facts that disprove SCO's public allegations. I am allowed to write what I believe is the truth, and I'm allowed to present research about the allegations. I was born with these rights, and they are precious to me. I also have rights as a journalist. This isn't Malaysia or Russia, where journalists are muzzled or end up suddenly dead execution-style in a gutter somewhere. Is it? What is wrong with these people? Didn't they study about America and freedom of speech and of the press in civics class? There is a long tradition of freedom of speech here, and SCO would like to deprive me of it. At the least.

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