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Posted Aug 24, 2012 17:44 UTC (Fri) by n8willis (editor, #43041)
Posted Aug 24, 2012 18:16 UTC (Fri) by cmccabe (guest, #60281)
I suppose for some projects, a small loosely organized community can use and develop the technology. Certainly that's the impression I get of Linux in the early days. I also feel that a lot of other projects can do well with this strategy. However, when you talk about CloudStack, OpenStack, or Hadoop, you're talking about lots of servers, and lots of data. So the community has to start with larger organizations. I think it just comes down to different projects needing different strategies for development.
Posted Aug 24, 2012 21:19 UTC (Fri) by drag (subscriber, #31333)
In reality corporations are nothing but collections of individuals and thus the only thing that CAN ever utilize servers are individuals. The only thing that can ever utilize anything are individuals, period.
'Utilized' as defined as a 'purposeful action on a object for the purposes of fulfilling some other goal'. Some animal behavior may fall into that definition, but for the most part it's useful for this discussion to only consider human activity.
Posted Aug 24, 2012 23:39 UTC (Fri) by pboddie (subscriber, #50784)
Posted Aug 25, 2012 1:16 UTC (Sat) by hummassa (subscriber, #307)
Posted Aug 25, 2012 4:55 UTC (Sat) by frazier (guest, #3060)
Posted Aug 25, 2012 0:07 UTC (Sat) by cmccabe (guest, #60281)
Posted Aug 25, 2012 4:52 UTC (Sat) by butlerm (subscriber, #13312)
Posted Aug 25, 2012 16:06 UTC (Sat) by drag (subscriber, #31333)
The claim that the 'supreme court ruled corporation is a person' misrepresentation of the worst kind and was done purely for propaganda purposes. It really needs to go away.
Posted Aug 25, 2012 23:01 UTC (Sat) by cmccabe (guest, #60281)
Personally I think the Citizens United ruling was a good thing, because the campaign finance system was hopelessly broken. It was another case of good intentions, but bad results in the real world. Anyone with enough money could easily abuse the system; only the small grassroots guys might run afoul of it. So kind of like the patent system-- great in theory, terrible in practice.
Posted Aug 26, 2012 1:56 UTC (Sun) by cas (subscriber, #52554)
Thanks for the smile
Posted Aug 26, 2012 14:48 UTC (Sun) by man_ls (subscriber, #15091)
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