[TAG] Department of Homeland Security funding Open Source projects
Benjamin A. Okopnik
ben at linuxgazette.net
Sat Feb 18 07:39:35 MSK 2006
On Fri, Feb 17, 2006 at 08:18:23PM -0800, Rick Moen wrote:
> Quoting Benjamin A. Okopnik (ben at linuxgazette.net):
> > You seem to be postulating a situation in which the servants of
> > Satan^Wthe DHS plot in the dark of night to destroy the virtue of poor
> > and innocent idealistic young programmers, in order to break their pure
> > souls and consign them to a life of... oh, say, working at Micr0s0ft.
> > It ain't quite like that. :)
> Yeah, I figure he knows that, but managed to use it as a thin but
> barely plausible excuse to sneak in an offtopic political rant lobbed at
> a captive audience.
Which provided _me_ with a convenient opportunity to expose a bit of the
workings of Open Source to our audience - which put us right back on
topic. Plus, Heather is quite good with those scissors; I'm not worried. :)
> Anyhow, SATAN's unmaintained -- and, not coincidentally, proprietary. ;->
So what you're saying is, it's out of minions?
Damn, you just can't get good servants these days. Even the servants of
ultimate evil are now just slightly nasty and somewhat annoying .
What happened to the good old days, when it was all about _truly_ evil
laughter, chainsaws lubricated by brain slurry, and shambling
zombies?... oh, right. They went away as soon as I stopped having that
third serving of beef stew right before bed.
 Would someone *please* mention British Rail already, just so I don't
have to throw myself on that grenade?
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