Monday, May 9, 2005

PJ of Groklaw.Net, stalking victim

Exclusive: Who Is 'PJ' Pamela Jones of Groklaw.Net? — The now-famous opinion-shaping open source leader Pamela Jones, aka 'PJ,' doesn't give conventional face-to-face interviews. Never has, near as anyone knows.'

Maureen O'Gara is a "journalist" of dubious skill and accuracy. Above is a link to her latest crusade, the destruction of the primary maintainer of A quick read of Maureen's article will reveal a somewhat psychotic hatred, followed up with what amounts to stalking. She, or an agent of hers, tracked groklaw's editor down to a New York Apartment, and then to the home of the woman's mother!

Maureen O'Gara has clearly gone over the deep end, and has resorted to stalking as fodder for her source material, tracking down an web site editor as if she were a consort of Whitey Bulger.

It's clear that SYS-CON and the so called "Linux Business News" are devoid of any journalistic merit, and have quite literally stopped to the level of newspaper tabloids and the Weekly World News.

I used to buy Linux World on the news stand if I saw a headline that interested me. The same goes for a number of SYS-CON publications, but I won't do that anymore. I'm not going to give my money to a company that's supporting a stalker in her morbid obsession with

Barracuda Networks and Maureen O'Gara

To: ******, ******
Date: May 9, 2005 11:10 AM
Subject: boycott of your products due to SYS-CON

I'm writing to inform you I am engaging in a personal boycott of all your publications due to your affiliation Maureen O'Gara, who is currently stalking the Groklaw author Pamela Jones.

O'Gara's most recent "article" consisted of personal information about Ms. Jones, including her home address and disparaging comments about Ms. Jones' living conditions.

The article contained a number of offensive comments about the Jehovah Witnesses, under the guise of "accusing" Ms. Jones of being one.

I will not purchase any products or services from any firms who do business with SYS-CON while a paranoid, delusional pseudo journalist such as Maureen O'Gara remains on your payroll.

I am writing your advertisers to inform them of this decision, so they are aware that their use of your site for advertising purposes is costing them business.

From: ****** <******>
To: *********
Date: May 9, 2005 11:24 AM
Subject: RE: boycott of your products due to SYS-CON

Call me *** *** ****

To: ****** <******>
Date: May 9, 2005 11:42 AM
Subject: Re: boycott of your products due to SYS-CON

I'm afraid I can't call you during the day today, as I am at work and need to keep my line available for client calls.

I have noting against Barracuda Networks aside from your advertising with a company that employs a stalker disguising herself as a journalist.

You can see a copy of the article in question at

The above link does not contain the photographs of the home of Pamela Jones that ran in other online publications running the article.

So long as Maureen O'Gara is employed by SYS-CON, I will not purchase any products from any company that advertises on their sites or in their publications. If SYS-CON fires Maureen O'Gara or a company ceases advertising with SYS-CON sites and publications, then I would have no reason to avoid their products.

From: ****** <******>
To: ***********
Date: May 9, 2005 11:46 AM
Subject: RE: boycott of your products due to SYS-CON

We don't emplyy this person according to our records.

To: ****** <******>
Date: May 9, 2005 11:52 AM
Subject: Re: boycott of your products due to SYS-CON

I know you don't employ Maureen O'Gara, however, you advertise on web sites owned and operated by SYS-CON, who does employ her. So long as your advertisements run on SYS-CON owned sites, and Maureen O'Gara remains a SYS-CON employee, then I will not purchase your products.

This is nothing personal, I'm informing all of the companies that advertise on SYS-CON sites of the same thing.