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Comment Re:Not for money (Score 1) 221

I could bet money that, even if you work for free for this corporations, and prove to be a good asset, when you will ask them to be hired, because you need to pay rent/internet/electricity/etc..., they'll answer you "We're sorry, Joe, but unfortunately your resume and skills don't match what we are looking for, bla bla bla...", well, actually, my resume will never match your target, because you spend, what, 10 seconds reading the first few lines of it? or even worse they answer "Unfortunately we can't afford right now to hire you, bla bla bla..." I really hate the approach of many corporations, that think they are doing you a favour when they hire you. Volunteering for non-profit projects, like Wikipedia, is great, but doing it for evil corporations is the worst thing you can do to make the world a better place...

Comment Oracle to buy Sun...A tragedy for open source... (Score 2, Insightful) 306

Seriously, given that Sun is still the biggest commercial contributor to OSS, and given the fact that I highly doubt Oracle will continue to feed money into many open-source project sponsored by Sun (like Netbeans, MySQL, ecc..), since this would 1 - Hurt them (MySQL) or 2 - Make them waste money into products not for their target markets I think that this merge is a tragedy for many open source projects, which will see a slowdown, or complete death. Not to mention the fact that the world is loosing one of the most open-minded, trasparent, and less "bastard" companies ever existed... Is there any chance that a like-minded company like Google, despite working in a completely different market (they provide services, Sun/Oracle provide the infrastructure), might try to save Sun and its legacy, for "historical" reasons? Or maybe take the financial burden of sponsoring Netbeans, MySQL, ecc...?

Comment I have a dream... (Score 1) 231

I dream of a society where people (at least the ones who have not been found guilty of serious crimes, like Mafia, Terrorism or Pedophylia) can walk around with black masks on their faces, and this wouldn't be seen as a bad thing, because anonymity would be seen as a fundamental right of human beings.... On a side question, which is the most "anonymity-friendly" country in the world? Maybe Austria? I recently read that there people can put ads on newspapers, even controversial ones (like "no rent to black or muslim people"), and the laws protect your right to not have your identity spoiled by the newspaper to third parties...

We all agree on the necessity of compromise. We just can't agree on when it's necessary to compromise. -- Larry Wall