Updegrove's Groklaw article
Posted Apr 14, 2011 13:00 UTC (Thu) by vonbrand
In reply to: Updegrove's Groklaw article
Parent article: Groklaw shutting down in May
- I, for one (as a follower of Groklaw from the very beginning) am convinced PJ is a person (by consistency of style, opinions, and knowledge on certain issues). Does it matter? No, what mattered is that she showed the evidence, and so in several cases I came to different conclusions that the "official party line".
- See the above point: An avatar (even one created by the famed HBGary) won't be as consistent as she has shown over the years. No commitee of IBM lawyers (or others) will come out as forcefully for (or against) some points as she did.
Re the Turbo Hercules stuff: Here I do side with IBM. The system is licensed to use on real, IBM machines (yes, IBM did get burned way back with the clones by Amdahl and others of their big iron running IBM software); if they opt to look the other way if somebody installs a self-compiled copy of an emulator for fooling around as an alternative to doing it on the big iron in the neighboring datacenter, that certainly is their prerogative. But they certainly will not look the other way if somebody,as part of their business operations, asks for copies of the software for running on emulated machines and leaving IBM completely out of the deal. I just don't understand how somebody even imagined that such would fly (maybe being inmersed into technical stuff can make you blind to the wider implications of what you are doing); and even less that some (clearly otherwise intelligent) people who aren't directly involved bought into this ridiculous theory.
Plus I am fogetting my guideline of not feeding trolls...
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