Sitcom Slam

Story: Disney sitcom says open source is insecureTotal Replies: 16
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HoTMetaL

Aug 20, 2012
5:53 AM EST
I suspect writers of bad sitcoms know nothing about writing good any code.
DrDubious

Aug 20, 2012
7:12 AM EST
So, not only is it a gag-inducing "kids show" filled with stereotyped characters so that the dim-witted audience can understand them, they also can't even get the stereotypes RIGHT?

What kind of actual, genuine nerd doesn't appreciate open source?
jdixon

Aug 20, 2012
7:24 AM EST
> What kind of actual, genuine nerd doesn't appreciate open source?

One whose living depends on supporting Windows? Personally, I can learn to support any OS, but some people seem to have problems with anything not made by Microsoft.
JaseP

Aug 20, 2012
7:58 AM EST
Open Source makes DISNEY feel insecure,... So, maybe it can be considered true,... from a certain point of view... (why do I feel like a force-ghost who's about to be called out on a lie I told?).
smallboxadmin

Aug 20, 2012
8:41 AM EST
Don't blame a whole company for a clueless writer or two. Disney does own Pixar. Though it does concern me when I go on a ride at Disneyland and the console is running Windows. The entrance gates also run Windows.
jacog

Aug 20, 2012
9:21 AM EST
Wellll, on the topic of Disney and national security:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/aug/15/new-tota...
skelband

Aug 20, 2012
10:16 AM EST
@jacog:

That's one of the most frightening articles I've ever read.
notbob

Aug 20, 2012
10:37 AM EST
I think it highly unlikely a media mogul company like Disney would slip in a little known phrase like "open source" without reason. Sounds suspiciously like anti-OSS propaganda to me. Start indoctrinating the little tykes while they are still young and unsuspecting. You know, like Hitler Youth.

I don't see any conflict with using OSS on one hand and then with the other, disparaging its use. Since when is it uncommon for dirtbags to practice a double standard. Sure, they can use it. It may be the best choice. But! ...don't dare promote it. Not DRM compliant, donchyaknow.
gfre

Aug 20, 2012
10:40 AM EST
> Don't blame a whole company for a clueless writer or two.

You're right. Lets blame them for a whole lot more like fu*ked up length of copyright and stealing ideas.

jdixon

Aug 20, 2012
11:27 AM EST
> ...and stealing ideas.

Who, Disney? Surely they would never stoop to such a thing:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kimba_the_White_Lion#The_Lion_K...

On the other hand....
Jeff91

Aug 20, 2012
1:57 PM EST
Take a deep breath and remember folks ->

"Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity."

~Jeff
jdixon

Aug 20, 2012
2:01 PM EST
> "Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity."

The open source defamation can be adequately explained by stupidity. The theft and copyright manipulation, not so much so.
kingttx

Aug 20, 2012
3:02 PM EST
"Freetards are, at the time of writing, yet to erupt in protest, but that can't be far off."

Microsofties, still searching for virtual Viagra to harden their OS against viruses in the real world, are taking afternoon delights after watching.
BernardSwiss

Aug 20, 2012
3:08 PM EST
> "Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity."

This case is so easily believable either way...
Fettoosh

Aug 20, 2012
3:46 PM EST
Disney World deserve to be sued for defamation and lying.

The statement should be retracted publicly and penalized by purchasing TV ads for FOSS.

JaseP

Aug 20, 2012
10:18 PM EST
"Never attribute to stupidity, where Disney is concerned, that which can adequately be explained by malice, a lack of ethics, thievery, slander, libel, bribery and various forms of sundry corruption,..."

There,... Fixed that for all of ya!
gus3

Aug 21, 2012
11:15 AM EST
And yet, even if they slam FOSS, they'll publish it, too:

http://www.disneyanimation.com/technology/opensource.html

More hypocrisy from the Magic Kingdom.

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