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  • But I think you should've just threatened to hack into TRW and screw up his credit rating ;)
  • Princeton use SpamAssassin according to Justin Mason's latest blog entry on just this topic. I guess what's good for the goose...
  • This is the second time I've heard of supposedly serious journals dismissing free software or perl in such an underhanded way.

    It is safe to say that all the major Free Software projects have very good version control, testing and QA.

    The Apache group is probably the best example of well managed code and organised people - they have produced standards defining code that frequently shames the big names of IT like Microsoft or IBM.

    It is obvious this fool has never even looked at open source code

    Even the


    @JAPH = qw(Hacker Perl Another Just);
    print reverse @JAPH;
  • <OB M$ RANT>
    So...does this mean that Howard Strauss is actually a dependant of Microsoft, seeing as how they own him?
    </OB M$ RANT>
    Whoops -- this isn't Slashdot...! :\

    You are what you think.
  • My impression, reading the article, was that the author has a lot of experience with crappily managed Free Software. Which I would suggest is not uncommon in academic settings (at least, it was at the school I attended in the mid-90s). Beyond the lies in the article, I got a mild grin out of:

    Another way to get free software is to have students develop our critical systems. We all know how clever students are and how being born in the computer age they have bypassed a million years of evolution to becom


    -DA []

  • I've submitted this to slashdot: Princeton tech manager exposes open source evils!

    No idea if they'll accept it, of course...
  • I'm glad somebody still has the energy to write coherent, non-flame responses to this sort of nonsense.

    I used to do it all of the time. Now, to be honest, I just can't be bothered. On the bad days I think this is because I have become lazy. On the good days I think it is because the argument has already been won in the world at large ;-)
  • Can be found at for those who have not seen it already.