Subject: Re: Inappropriate content in Fedora Core 2
tim at tmpco.com
Fri Aug 6 13:55:44 UTC 2004
We have jumped off the bridge. The guy just wanted to know about any
other surprises. An easy solution is to ship FC3 with the default
screen saver as the FC logo or something, and next to "random" put not
all appropriate for the work place.
We need people to try out FC in the work place. The IT dept. won't get
the money to buy Red Hat's service if they can't prove Linux works well.
On Fri, 2004-08-06 at 00:15, Fr. Aliester Crowley wrote:
> Ok - now before we go jumping off a bridge, following the herd -
> Did I miss something here? He is using Fidora Core 2 . . . . .. at work!
> I do believe when I went to download Fidora for my new beast at home,I read:
> "The Fedora Project is a Red Hat sponsored and community-supported open
> source project. It is not a supported product of Red Hat, Inc." It even
> guides you to that spot - directing you with Bleeding edge Linux technology
> for developers and technology enthusiasts using Linux in non-critical
> computing environments.
> Then there are the products for CORPORATE DESKTOP ! Now, I am willing
> to bet you won't find this screensaver on the Corporate Desktop Product,
> because that is tested and checked, and for Corporate Use - that is why THEY
> WOULD HAVE TO PAY FOR IT !
> This screen saver us obviously written by a volunteer, for no financial
> compensation - and included in your free download, because it is servicable.
> It does the job it was intended to do - Screensaver - and his FREE product
> you downloaded included a side joke some Geek wrote into it. Surprise!
> If the company wants to be safe - they should pay for a copy of Red Hat
> Desktop. Anyone taking their own personal computer to work has to be careful
> what they have loaded on it.
> My point ? If you got this cutting edge technology for FREE - don't jump down
> Red Hat's throat like they charged you as much as Mr. Gates for it - when
> they are telling you they do not support it - because you find one some
> pimple popping geek who wrote a screen saver for free, and gave it away
> slipped an of color joke in on you. Just write a nice report - and let Red
> Hat take the screensaver off.
> Obviously I am NOT the only Hacker out here laughing about this.
> Message: 1
> Date: Thu, 05 Aug 2004 22:47:18 -0700
> From: Kenneth Porter <shiva at sewingwitch.com>
> Subject: Re: Inappropriate content in Fedora Core 2
> To: For users of Fedora Core releases <fedora-list at redhat.com>
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> --On Thursday, August 05, 2004 10:07 PM -0700 Timothy Payne <tim at tmpco.com>
> > Red Hat needs to remember it's products will be used in a corporate world
> > that freaks out at the drop of a hat, even a red one. The computer you
> > use at work is not yours it belongs to the company that paid for it,
> > along with your email running on their network.
> And what's displayed on it is not the property of the company, but the US
> Government and the most easily-offended person in your community, no matter
> how irrational. The corporations freak out because they're right in the
> cross hairs of moronic laws (albeit written with good intentions, but we
> know where that road leads).
> This is yet another example of why we need to be vigilant about repressive
> laws, even when we can't imagine them being used against us. Because some
> prosecutor or civil attorney trying to get a promotion and make a name for
> himself will do so.
> More reasons to be scared can be found here:
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