I'm about as big a fan of FM as most people here - he seems quite adamant to promote himself and doesn't like PJ or groklaw much. But he has a point - an anonymous harping on a variety of companies with all kinds of arguments which sometimes make sense, sometimes seem like the ones by the monkeys at boycottnovell.com - doesn't inspire confidence in me. Who is paying PJ? That's something I'd love to know. Apple? Intel? Sony? Microsoft, maybe?
I've never been very interested in legal stuff so I didn't read Groklaw religiously, but I've read most of what was linked from LWN - and mostly it was interesting to me. Usually I knew not enough of the background to comment on it in any intelligent way - so I took the truth for granted.
But I've now seen a few articles I DID have background on, and boy, were they uninformed, silly ranting. So frankly, I don't take Groklaw serious anymore - if the articles I did NOT know much about are as silly as the ones I DID know about, well, it's not worth much.
(it's similar to the science page of most newspapers - ever seen them comment on IT? If the rest of the articles are as stupid as those, well, I don't think they're worth reading anymore. I just hope they're not)