Groklaw has been voted grand winner of the First TechWeb Network Best Independent Tech Blog Readers Choice Awards for Best Independent Tech Blog. They asked voters to comment on why they voted for a particular site, and here are some responses:
Defending innovation and freedom from modern land-grabbers is the most important issue in tech today. Groklaw shows that the many eyes of the tech community can use the net to collaborate and debunk lies and spin.
Groklaw's about more than just the SCO lawsuits, it's an entirely new way of dealing with FUD.
It gives me accurate and up-to-date information about SCO courtroom activities.
It's clean. It's open. It's focused. It's honest. It's easy to navigate.
Groklaw has done a fantastic service to the Linux community. I love them.
Outstanding commentary, understanding of the law combined with an ability to explain exactly what is happening and its implications.
The legal fight over Linux is by far the most important issue in computing right now. The outcome (either way) will change the lives of every IT professional."
Thank you very much, all of you who voted for Groklaw. I'm so happy to know so many like what we're trying to do. I love the reasons you gave too. This is a gratifying moment and a very nice feeling.