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Comment Re: unions (Score 5, Interesting) 1153

I worked as a contractor at Chrysler and maintained their driving simulator. There was a union guy in the lab that was responsible for moving stuff around (I'd get fired if I moved a PC, I had to ask him to do it). Since we weren't moving stuff around much, he spent most of the day sleeping. Every once and a while the mock-up shop needed him to build a 1-1 scale car out of wood. It would take him a few days to build an exact replica of a new vehicle. The work he did (does?) was amazing.

Long story short: people with great potential and skills are sitting around doing nothing.

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Submission + - Misys is moving to an open source model

mdozturk writes: "Hi,

Misys, the largest software company outside the US, will be open sourcing some of their products. They plan to make money from offering services to their products instead of making money on licenses.

Here is the news story

Here is their press release (PDF)"

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