Just like when CentOS hacked Tuttle, OK

Story: When Open Source Meets Closed MindsTotal Replies: 12
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Nov 29, 2009
10:39 PM EDT

"From: Jerry.Taylor To: Johnny Hughes Subject: Re: http://www.centos.org - Contact Us Form Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2006 13:54:24 -0600

I do not want this software!!!! This is the City of Tuttle, Oklahoma. Get rid of this software!!!!! Second notice!

.....Unless this software is removed I will file a complaint with the FBI."

Nov 29, 2009
10:40 PM EDT
Oh good grief! I remember that one.

Nov 29, 2009
10:46 PM EDT

Nov 29, 2009
10:47 PM EDT
My fave classic :D

Nov 29, 2009
11:30 PM EDT
And Jerry Taylor is now the former city manager.

Of course, with that record on teh Intarwebs, anyone with any Google-fu will be able to see what an a$$ he made of himself. Résumé, meet trash can.

Nov 30, 2009
1:25 AM EDT
Oh I dunno gus3, it seems there is still a sizable demand for the "shout until you get your own way" management style.

Nov 30, 2009
1:47 AM EDT
In general, yes. However, this particular case won't fall under that. Google searches are now de rigeur for community authority candidates. Even if the deciders don't know how to do it, there will always be someone in the area who does. If that someone turns up something unsavory, it will find its way to the deciders.

It's an excellent manifestation of RMS's maxim, "Information wants to be free."

Nov 30, 2009
4:03 AM EDT
We had breakfast at some restaurant yesterday. There was a complainy couple at the table behind us. We overheard one of them complaining that one of them ordred white toast but got brown toast, and the other ordered brown toast but got white toast.

"We're never coming back to this place."

Couldn't they just swap the toast ?

I imagine these folks and Jerry Taylor come from the same gene pool.

Nov 30, 2009
10:55 AM EDT

One of them was probably from this family.


Nov 30, 2009
4:14 PM EDT
Quoting:It's an excellent manifestation of RMS's maxim, "Information wants to be free."
Actually I think Larry Wall had it right: "Information wants to be valuable"

Nov 30, 2009
9:03 PM EDT
Information has no wants, it simply is.

Dec 01, 2009
1:09 PM EDT
azer -

Sorry, but you are S-O-O-O wrong.

Information's been at my front door all morning, ringing the door bell and shouting "FEED ME".

Stupid information. Now I know what they mean when they say ignorance is bliss.

Dec 01, 2009
9:10 PM EDT
If knowledge is power, and power corrupts, then obviously knowledge is something to be avoided at all costs.

i.e. just ignore it dino, you don't want to take the chance that it might corrupt you.

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