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+ - Ask Slashdot: Can some of us get together and rebuild this community? 21

Submitted by wbr1
wbr1 (2538558) writes "It seems abundantly clear now that Dice and the SlashBeta designers do not care one whit about the community here. They do not care about rolling in crapware into sourceforge installers. In short, the only thing that talks to them is money and stupid ideas.

Granted, it takes cash to run sites like these, but they were fine before. The question is, do some of you here want to band together, get whatever is available of slashcode and rebuild this community somewhere else? We can try to make it as it once was, a haven of geeky knowledge and frosty piss, delivered free of charge in a clean community moderated format."

Comment: In my country this already exists (Score 1) 678

by Haelyn (#38794383) Attached to: Microsoft Pushes For Gay Marriage In Washington State

In my country(.ar) marriage is defined as between two consenting adults. A year or so ago we grew up enough as a society to stop listening to the religious nutjobbery, we had a long debate and as a result the marriage law was changed. And there was much rejoicing amongst gay men and women, and amongst heterosexual supporters of the right to marry whoever the fuck you love(like me and my fiancee).

Let me tell you: heaven hasn't fallen down on our heads, the rivers fail to flow red and no frogs have been raining lately. It's not such a big deal, if you are grown up enough...

Comment: Re:It's because (Score 1) 442

by Haelyn (#36897406) Attached to: The Rise of Git

(...)thought it was the most bloated, expensive, sluggish, over-engineered, counter-intuitive source control system I've ever had the misfortune to use. It's performance was so network bound that it was practically unusable outside of the same LAN as the server

Clearly you haven't yet had the pleasure of "working" with Borland Starteam.
I still wake up in a cold sweat every once in a while...

Comment: Re:It's because (Score 1) 442

by Haelyn (#36897302) Attached to: The Rise of Git

Accurev does it, and makes it look easy.
A couple of years ago I was release mgr for a major US airline(two-vowel carrier code, same vowels) which uses Accurev for *all* its SCM. I don't remember the exact size of the storage set, but it was way bigger than 50GB and Accurev had absolutely no issues with that.

Not affiliated in any way with Accurev, just a satisfied user.

Open Source

+ - How Long Will Oracle Stick With Open Source?-> 1

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snydeq writes "The fact that Oracle has handed over the keys to two major open source projects in recent weeks has some questioning the fate of other prominent open source projects Oracle took on in the wake of its 2010 acquisition of Sun. But while and Hudson provided little commercial opportunity for Oracle, it appears that Oracle has plans to keep rein on NetBeans, MySQL, and GlassFish contrary to expectations, analysts contend."
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+ - Mozilla Releases Thunderbird 5->

Submitted by supersloshy
supersloshy (1273442) writes "Mozilla has released the latest version of Thunderbird, their popular email client, now in sync with their new rapid-release versioning system. Among the new features are the new add-ons manager from Firefox 4, revised account creation, faster response times, the ability to load plugins in RSS feeds and over 390 platform fixes. For more information, read the release notes"
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Byte your tongue.