Groklaw has closed all portions of its site that are currently active. Some parts will be left open for archival use.
The reason is inability to ensure privacy.
Groklaw is obscure outside of the law and internet fields.
If you think the internet is great because of selfies and kitten videos, you probably shouldn’t care.
If you think the internet is great because it will let the sharp people stay a step ahead of characters from Pink Floyd’s The Wall … then Groklaw was your ally.
Citing concerns about privacy and government surveillance, Pamela Jones is shutting down her site Groklaw, which for years took on what she and vocal fans saw as wrongheaded legal action in the tech domain.
"There is now no shield from forced exposure," Jones said in final blog post Tuesday. Groklaw depended on collaboration over e-mail, "and there is now no private way, evidently, to collaborate."
Jones, a paralegal, started her site a decade ago taking on the SCO Group's legal attack on IBM and others involving Linux and Unix intellectual property.
It’s all about power and control. That’s what my cousin says about minding 2 year-olds, and its what I say about why people are attracted to government.