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Comment Send wife on honeymoon (Score 1) 447 447

I know a couple where the husband wanted to write a software system but could not get the go-ahead from his employer to do it. He then used his honeymoon leave to write the system (sending his wife on honeymoon), wrote the system, resigned and sold the system to his ex employer. They are happily married (20 odd years later).I know a couple where the husband wanted to write a software system but could not get the go-ahead from his employer to do it. He then used his honeymoon leave to write the system (sending his wife on honeymoon), wrote the system, resigned and sold the system to his ex employer. They are happily married (20 odd years later).

Comment You should not trust any company (Score 0) 305 305

Unlike non-profit organizations which are generally accountable to society or a subset thereof, companies are only accountable to shareholders. If the choice is between "do good" and "increase shareholder value" they are obliged to follow the latter. "Do good" acts are tus only done if they are aligned with optimizing shareholder value. This holds for any corporate and I do not like it if certain corporates (e.g. Google) try and create a perception that they are a "do no evil company". It is only that that image can provide a lot of shareholder value, but trust -- NOOOOOO

Comment Its not about that project - its more general (Score 2) 115 115

If the poster had given the name, the focus might have been on how to safe that particular project whilst the question is more general (and more important). What infrastructure has open source got in place to safe abandoned software projects in general?

... when fits of creativity run strong, more than one programmer or writer has been known to abandon the desktop for the more spacious floor. -- Fred Brooks

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