"Corporate America" was Re: [brluglist] M$ virus writers are getting clever was Fwd: Internet Security U
tfournet at artisannetwork.com
Mon Mar 11 14:42:07 CST 2002
Well, you couldn't really call Loki an Open Source company, as their
business was in buying intellectual property and selling software, but
it is kinda sad to hear about the way things went. Basically, it was
just another .com case of "vision" displacing common-sense business rules.
Jason DeWitt wrote:
>Speaking of corporate crap, who saw the article on the behind the scenes
>goings-on at Loki? Sounds pretty bad, I would have hoped for better from an
>open source company.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "John Hebert" <johnahebert at yahoo.com>
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>getting clever was Fwd: Internet Security U
>>--- Boyd Davezac <wizzac at hotmail.com> wrote:
>>>That sounds about right - "Corporate America." ;)
>>I used to be anti-corporate, until I realized that
>>there are some corporations that do good things and
>>some that do bad. Merely being a corporation does not
>>mean they are necessarily "bad" or "evil". Heck, the
>>company I work for is incorporated. I know that they
>>do good things, otherwise I wouldn't work for them.
>>But, I assume you are talking about the worst of
>>corporations, such as the current Enron debacle and
>>Monsanto's crap in Anniston, AL. I think we need to
>>start thinking about corporations in other terms for
>>success other than their stock price. How can
>>consumers get information about corporations beyond
>>their advertising? How can consumers make more
>>I think we need something like a Slashcode driven site
>>where consumers can evaluate corporations and then
>>make those evaluations or scores available via XML so
>>that other websites can make use of those scores.
>>Kinda like the "Nutrition" panel on food products we
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