Won Trials but not The Trolls

Story: SCO and Novell: Game, set and matchTotal Replies: 4
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Jun 15, 2010
12:59 AM EDT
Novell won handily in the Jury trial, and in the earlier bench trial, but the Pro-SCO Trolls are still out in full force. Check out the comments on the Techdirt article covering the Judge's verdict:


Techdirt has at least two resident trolls, one does an e e cummings type "I'm too cool for caps" thing, the other is a worthy opponent, complete with a range of comebacks. Both post as "Anonymous Coward", although the latter troll is believed to previously have posted as "The Anti-Mike". Both resident trolls and an apparent free-lancer have to resort to sophistries to put together arguments.

I'd like to call on major sites like Techdirt and Groklaw to "out" the IP addresses of their resident trolls.

Jun 15, 2010
9:49 AM EDT
Well, whatta ya know? A web site outing one of its trolls:


I heartily encourage TechDirt to out "The Anti-Mike" and the two Anonymous Coward trolls (one of which many suspect to also be "The Anti-Mike").

Jun 15, 2010
10:28 AM EDT
Without putting name to striped hat ... thats not outing anyone.

Jun 15, 2010
10:51 AM EDT
PJ@Groklaw has put up an essay she wrote a while back. It's about building a successful online community, with a special section about dealing with trolls and astroturfers:


Jun 15, 2010
11:03 AM EDT
Oh, and I don't see how Novell's future can look so bright, when they're fishing for a buyer. The old gray mare ain't what she used to be. If SCO could at this point make good on the Asset Purchase Agreement's terms, Novell might get a prop-up for a while, but that obviously won't happen, with SCO in "reorganizational" bankruptcy and the lawyers draining the assets.

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