The first anti-SCO article was published by Groklaw's Pamela Jones on May 17, 2003 and it was titled "SCO Falls Downstairs, Hitting Its Head On Every Step".
A few days later, Groklaw published "Speaking of HIPAA, Do MS's EULAs Violate It?". The original version of this document is still found at http://radio.weblogs.com/0120124/2003/05/22.html .
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"Speaking of HIPAA, Do MS's EULAs Violate It?" helped relate Groklaw's Pamela Jones to a software company named MedAbiliti.
Indeed, a few weeks earlier, MedAbiliti Software issued a key press release titled "Exemplar International ( known today as Examinetics) Chooses MedAbiliti for HIPAA Compliance". This press release mentioned Pamela Jones as director for public affairs at MedAbiliti Software.
Other documents available on the Internet help relate Groklaw's Pamela Jones to Medabiliti Software in 2003.
In early 2003, MedAbiliti Software developed for Exemplar International a software product named XM Network. XM Network run on Linux and was developed with open source software.
XM Network was officially announced on February 18, 2003.
SCO filed its lawsuit against IBM a couple of weeks after XM Network's announcement.
Did Exemplar International questioned MedAbiliti Software about XM Network and the implications of the SCO lawsuit?
Enter Pamela Jones, director for public affairs at MedAbiliti.
It appears as if Groklaw started as an anti-SCO propaganda vehicle by Medabiliti Software to downplay SCO's lawsuit against IBM.
In the weeks and months that followed SCO's lawsuit against IBM, Groklaw became also an attractive vehicle to transmit propaganda for other organizations and companies.
Amazingly, nothing you say on this stupid message board matters in any way! Linux and Open Source continue to grow and dominate computing, you keep on failing and lying and being a dimwitted, neurotic loser who everyone mocks and laughs at. That's the life you've chosen, sadsack.
That Pamela Jones is / was an employee of Medabiliti is confirmed by the Linux Loons themselves. The woman used her Hartford address as the contact address for her web sites, and she used the same phone # as the one in the Medabiliti press release. This went on until she wised up, and started registering web sites through proxies.
The Loons in question used to post on IP Wars in the past. They are probably all congregated on Investors' Village these days.
Mac users no longer safe from malware, panic spreads [PJ: Puh lease]
PJ: Puh lease. This is FUD of the first order, and I wonder who is behind it. The "malware" is a trojan that you have to be incredibly naive to agree to give your password to and then deliberately install on your system and give your credit card to. Even my mom knows better than that. A few might have been duped, but it's nothing like a world panic. How many cases have you heard of? 42? Dozens? And that's by people trying to find them all.
Just don't say yes if something pops up on your screen unexpectedly and asks you to install something. And uncheck, if you use Safari, in Preferences the box about opening files after downloading them. I suspect this FUD story is being manufactured and spread aggressively so Microsoft doesn't look so bad. It was just reported that 1 in 14 downloads on Windows is malware, so this Mac incident is absolutely tiny in comparison, but look at the headlines. Whatever. Here's how to remove this trojan if you were careless enough to install it. It's easy. And next time be more careful. I mean you journalists, actually, also. Trojans are not viruses, so all the screaming about needing anti-virus software on a Mac is a bit off topic, in that nothing can protect you from your own stupidity, not to mention that the 1 in 14 statistic shows about how useful antivirus apps are. And just so you know, there is a firewall built into Mac OSX. I see some have written that it lacks that, but it doesn't. Do people still check before they write? It just shouldn't be this easy to spread FUD.
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Yes? You have something to say? Then say it. Why is this quote from PJ important? Why did you post it but not say anything about why you care or why we should take note and care?
Speak up, white male from Utah pretending to be people and things you aren't. Or does it have nothing to do with anything? OK, then.