|| ||Alan Cox <alan-AT-lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk>|
|| ||Will the real Linuxgazette please stand up|
|| ||Tue, 02 Dec 2003 20:48:30 +0000|
John Fisk founded Linux Gazette in 1995. He's not visibly part of either
side of the argument which begs the question who did he give it to
Well I had a dig both in the old copies I have and the email. In 1997
LGEI (The italian translation) ran this interview, the contents of which
I've verified are untampered from my copies (and you can too using
Most importantly it says the following (again remember back in 1997
before the argument blew up)
Francesco: When and why did SSC decide to publish Linux Gazette in the
current version? Originally, LG was edited only as an extra-curricular
activity by John M. Fisk.
Margie: During the summer of 1996, John Fisk decided he no longer had
the time to keep Linux Gazette up in the fashion it deserved. LG had
become very popular, and readers were wanting it to come out on regular
monthly basis. Between school and work, John just didn't have time to do
this, so he put out feelers looking for someone to take it over. We
responded and he accepted us as the right people to continue LG.
Now I don't like what SSC have done to Linux Gazette but from the 1997
discussion the question of ownership seems not to be in dispute unless
John has anything to add.
Mike Orr and friends may be the writers and their site may be the true
progression of the original magazine but it doesn't seem to alter the
facts that SSC obtained LG from John in 1997.
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