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Open Sauce Foundation Created

samzenpus posted about a year ago | from the free-as-in-ketchup dept.

Open Source 95

First time accepted submitter TekTek writes "In response to the growing proliferation of the use of "secret sauce" as a vehicle for entrepreneurs', venture capitalists', and investment bankers' thinly veiled proprietary machinations, a global consortium of premium condiment manufacturers has launched the Open Sauce Foundation (OSF). Founding members include McIlhenny Company (producer of Tabasco brand pepper sauce), Huy Fong Foods (producer of "Rooster Brand" Sriracha sauce), and Kikkoman (producer of Kikkoman brand Soy Sauce). The new foundation's stated aim is not only to uphold the virtues of buying worthy sauce manufacturers' products, but to demonstrate to the tech, financial, and media communities that "Open" companies, and condiments, can, and do, assume leadership roles in their respective markets."

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95 comments

Why the crypto? (0)

Cryacin (657549) | about a year ago | (#43329787)

Is the article not interesting enough on its own merit to have to resort to gimmicks?

Re:Why the crypto? (3, Informative)

Internal Modem (1281796) | about a year ago | (#43329827)

It's a stupid April Fools gimmick...

Re:Why the crypto? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43330001)

It's a stupid April Fools gimmick...

...posted after midday. The editors' incompetence knows no bounds.

Re:Why the crypto? (1)

ByOhTek (1181381) | about a year ago | (#43330021)

You are assuming they are in your timezone, or that for some reason your time zone should have priority. There are plenty of timezones where it is not yet midday, and it is perfectly reasonable for the editors to give their own time zone precedence.

Re:Why the crypto? (1)

daremonai (859175) | about a year ago | (#43330035)

I did not know "incompetence" was a synonym for "time zone."

Re:Why the crypto? (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43330091)

It's been considered a synonym ever since Daylight Savings Time was invented.

Re:Why the crypto? (1)

omnichad (1198475) | about a year ago | (#43330119)

How strange- a US-based site going on the schedule of US time zones. How dare they?

Re:Why the crypto? (1)

segin (883667) | about a year ago | (#43330587)

I'm in Springfield, Missouri, United States of America. The local time is 09:22 (GMT-06:00DST-05:00).

By the way, in America, April Fool's Day is a free-for-all up until the clock strikes midnight. Except here, for we have replaced "midnight" with "naan", just as we replaced "midday" with "noon".

Mmmmm, midnight naan (2)

Cid Highwind (9258) | about a year ago | (#43331445)

Except here, for we have replaced "midnight" with "naan"...

We have? I'm going to have to have words with the owner of the Punjabi restaurant across the street, they close at 9...

Re:Mmmmm, midnight naan (1)

julesh (229690) | about a year ago | (#43333279)

Except here, for we have replaced "midnight" with "naan"...

We have? I'm going to have to have words with the owner of the Punjabi restaurant across the street, they close at 9...

You should come where I live. Here, it is a legal requirement that all purveyors of ethnic food be (1) dubious and (2) open until at least 3 am.

Re:Why the crypto? (2)

MacGyver2210 (1053110) | about a year ago | (#43331451)

Unless you're eating late-night Indian food, 'naan' is not an acceptable replacement for 'midnight'.

Re:Why the crypto? (5, Informative)

bsDaemon (87307) | about a year ago | (#43330039)

Ab, vg'f n fghcvq Ncevy Sbbyf tvzzvpx.

Re:Why the crypto? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43330499)

A translation can be found by consulting the Klingon Language Institute website.

Re:Why the crypto? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43330521)

PS: Yes, I know it's not Klingon, but that's what the pattern matching in my brain keeps reminding me of. :-)

Re:Why the crypto? (4, Funny)

Requiem18th (742389) | about a year ago | (#43331145)

Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn!

Re:Why the crypto? (2)

Jerry Smith (806480) | about a year ago | (#43332389)

Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn!

Iä! Shub-Niggurath!

Re:Why the crypto? (1)

aphelion_rock (575206) | about a year ago | (#43333205)

It's a stupid April Fools gimmick...

It is April 2nd in this part of the world and everything still looks like gobbledigook.

Re:Why the crypto? (2, Funny)

Scutter (18425) | about a year ago | (#43329839)

*facepalm*

Re:Why the crypto? (1)

Zemran (3101) | about a year ago | (#43329891)

I actually miss /. on this day.

Re:Why the crypto? (2, Insightful)

girlinatrainingbra (2738457) | about a year ago | (#43329923)

Where's the pink pages? Where's the OMG ponies? Where's the cuteness of fvcking with the CSS and some actual intelligence behind an April Fool's day joke?
.
It's kind of like letting the pointy-haired bosses write a comedy script by committee, zat's what you get with the new /., eh?

Re:Why the crypto? (2, Funny)

gstoddart (321705) | about a year ago | (#43330041)

Ah, yes ... it's ignore Slashdot day again. Time to find something else to read today.

Re:Why the crypto? (3, Insightful)

richpoore (925284) | about a year ago | (#43330387)

Thanks for posting on ignore Slashdot day

Re:Why the crypto? (1)

gstoddart (321705) | about a year ago | (#43336275)

I had only just realized it was ignore Slashdot day. I assure you, I did for the remainder of the day. :-P

Re:Why the crypto? (1)

hackula (2596247) | about a year ago | (#43329933)

whooooosh!

Re:Why the crypto? (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43329999)

To be fair, this could easily be just another summary approved by Timothy.

With the quality of /. lately I'm surprised we don't get more that read like this one (in fact, sometimes we do).

Re:Why the crypto? (1)

xushi (740195) | about a year ago | (#43330017)

I wish I can mod you up for that :)

Did anyone else get a 503 error for a few minutes trying to access /. btw ?

Re:Why the crypto? (0)

SternisheFan (2529412) | about a year ago | (#43330449)

It's damn annoying. A good way to piss off your users. Thanks Slashdot, see you tomorrow.

Maybe.

Re:Why the crypto? (1)

Mindcontrolled (1388007) | about a year ago | (#43330699)

Weaksauce foundation, /. style. The shark, it has been jumped years ago.

I, for one welcome our new (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43329789)

Tybo-ny pbafbuhz.

Re:I, for one welcome our new (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43330009)

Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn to you too, pal.

Hm... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43329797)

Which date is today again?

svefg (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43329801)

shpx gur cbyvpr

In that spirit, then: (1)

fyngyrz (762201) | about a year ago | (#43329803)

Have some of this [flickr.com] .

Da fuq? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43329809)

What is this?

Re:Da fuq? (1)

DaysSinceTheDoor (805570) | about a year ago | (#43329841)

The first of April.

Re:Da fuq? (1)

JustOK (667959) | about a year ago | (#43330223)

It's not the first of April. Might take several hours, but you'll eventually see that I'm right.

Boston version is always pronounced like that (2)

ayahner (696000) | about a year ago | (#43329811)

Sounds like all open source projects in Boston

Re:Boston version is always pronounced like that (1)

denvergeek (1184943) | about a year ago | (#43329967)

Don't look back. More than a feeling?

Onq vqrn (3, Funny)

dkleinsc (563838) | about a year ago | (#43329817)

Qribhg Pngubyvpf jbeyqjvqr fubhyq or bssraqrq, nf gurl bccbfr gur hfr bs pbaqvzragf.

Oh My Word! (1)

DarkHorseman (1150085) | about a year ago | (#43329819)

Such effective cryptography!!!

site suggestion (1)

MickyTheIdiot (1032226) | about a year ago | (#43329833)

Put big fucking X marks on the side of posts of people who obviously haven't read the earlier Rot13 post.

Rnfl (1)

geantvert (996616) | about a year ago | (#43329835)

Yvahk/Havk hfref pna hfr gur sbyybjvat pbzznaq gb qrpbqr/rapbqr ebg13
ge n-mN-M a-mn-zA-MN-Z

WTF - Weird and confusing (-1, Redundant)

bradgoodman (964302) | about a year ago | (#43329837)

I *am* logged in, the article still appears encrypted, and I see nothing "below" to see it unencrypted.

I don't know what they were smoking when they came up with this "stunt"...

Re:WTF - Weird and confusing (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43329879)

You're kidding, right?

Re:WTF - Weird and confusing (1)

Golddess (1361003) | about a year ago | (#43331305)

Not OP, but in a similar boat. While I see the "Click for a FREE PREVIEW of the decrypted version of this story!" link, it just takes me right back to this "encrypted" version. Curiously, I also see that link when not logged in.

Re:WTF - Weird and confusing (1)

Joehonkie (665142) | about a year ago | (#43329927)

It's ROT13 so there's any number of websites that will instantly "decrypt" it for you, but really, it's a gag article that's not worth the effort.

Re:WTF - Weird and confusing (1)

Tx (96709) | about a year ago | (#43330003)

"I don't know what they were smoking when they came up with this "stunt"..."

Whatever it was, I think you need to smoke some of it ;)

Re:WTF - Weird and confusing (1)

bradgoodman (964302) | about a year ago | (#43330045)

I think so...I'm very, *very* slow... :-L

I can't read any of this (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43329845)

Wait, let me get me Google Glasses.

Re:I can't read any of this (2)

ThomasBHardy (827616) | about a year ago | (#43329943)

Actually this is one of the uses for Google Glasses that has gone unnoticed. Imagine starting a trend of encrypted marketing, social news, flash mob announcements, news articles and more that is all encrypted and your trusty Google Glasses decrypt them for you automatically.

Advertising *is* encrypted already (2)

jabberw0k (62554) | about a year ago | (#43330181)

What we need is glasses that decrypt "Whiter whites! Brighter brights!" into "We added a little more bleach, a bucketload of fragrance, and slapped it in a fancier box in order to charge you more."

Re:Advertising *is* encrypted already (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43330361)

They already exist. [youtube.com]

QR-codes and ISBN linked and srched on the fly! (1)

girlinatrainingbra (2738457) | about a year ago | (#43330345)

Well, it would be the same as having googlasses do "on-the-fly decrypting" of QR-codes [wikipedia.org] in your glasses field of view so that you have the web-page or URL it links to automatically flashing in yo' goo-goggles. Or doing the same auto-linking for UPC codes [wikipedia.org] on products, or ISBN [wikipedia.org] numbers if you look at a magazine or a book.
;>)
It's like being able to carry around a cueCat [wikipedia.org] with you at all times and using it to scan everything and immediately getting the linked web-page or associated web-searches. Goo-glasses just takes the hassle of carrying the CueCat + laptop + internet-access-portal-device with you into the coolness-of-being-a-hipster-dude who wears funky glasses!

Re:QR-codes and ISBN linked and srched on the fly! (1)

girlinatrainingbra (2738457) | about a year ago | (#43331233)

That would be funny: building "redneck" google-glasses by duct taping a cue-cat, an add-on web-cam, an old-laptop, and an old Metricom ricochet modem [wikipedia.org] together to build a simulacrum of google-glasses. Bonus add on: strap some beer-can holders onto the helmet that holds your glasses in place. The display can be one of those LED-scroller displays attached to the helmet and dangled in front like a carrot in front of the wearer.

Re:I can't read any of this (1)

Darinbob (1142669) | about a year ago | (#43333319)

My eyes! The googles do nothing!

Oh I get it (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43329855)

haha april fools day shinanigans going on here....

BZTCbavrf!! (2)

Paul Rose (771894) | about a year ago | (#43329857)

BZTCbavrf!!

Re:BZTCbavrf!! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43333975)

Gesundheit.

Another day spent in boredom (5, Insightful)

Attila Dimedici (1036002) | about a year ago | (#43329901)

I am so tired of every news site thinking they have to come up with clever April Fool's Day articles. Today is going to be a long day.

Double secure! ROT-13 it twice!! (1)

girlinatrainingbra (2738457) | about a year ago | (#43329945)

Yeah, but /. at least has (or had) a history of some interesting and playful pranks. Not quite as lame as today's is. Mine's double secure, I ROT-13'ed it twice!

Re:Another day spent in boredom (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43329995)

Most of the articles here seem like a joke anymore. I'd like to write it off as KDawson's lingering influence on the site but anymore it just seems futile to even consider what's gone so wrong.

Re:Another day spent in boredom (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43330113)

Ohh shut up, it's fun! I look forward to this day more than Easter at least!

Re:Another day spent in boredom (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43330151)

I know, right? Where are the Bitcoin stories? That's what I come here for. Bitcoins, Bitcoins, FUCKING BITCOINS!

Re:Another day spent in boredom (1)

Nyder (754090) | about a year ago | (#43330165)

I am so tired of every news site thinking they have to come up with clever April Fool's Day articles. Today is going to be a long day.

Glad I haven't gone to bed yet, I'm going to sleep all day and then just mark everything read.

I like a good April Fools Prank as anyone, but thanks to the internet, there are too many and they are all pretty much lame.

Re:Another day spent in boredom (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43331051)

It just tends to be one of my more productive days.

No news site is worth reading so I tend to avoid them, of course I didn't realize what today was until I came here.

Re:Another day spent in boredom (1)

ducomputergeek (595742) | about a year ago | (#43331791)

/.'s been doing this for what...15 years now? It's just tradition at this point.

Re:Another day spent in boredom (1)

Attila Dimedici (1036002) | about a year ago | (#43331885)

Yes and every April 1 I go to slashdot in the morning and go, "Oh, that's right, it's April Fool's Day, no reason to visit slashdot today."

Re:Another day spent in boredom (1)

dstyle5 (702493) | about a year ago | (#43331811)

Google maps treasure maps, cool idea. Encrypting summaries on /., extremely annoying. There goes a bunch of ad revenue for the day. I'm probably not the only one who is leaving for the day.

Re:Another day spent in boredom (1)

JeanCroix (99825) | about a year ago | (#43332101)

I see it this way: lame slashdot April fools day articles rendered unreadable - nothing of value is lost.

Svefg cbfg! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43329909)

Svefg-vfu naljnl...

Ponies (1)

bruce_the_loon (856617) | about a year ago | (#43329929)

It's sad that the height of slashdot april foolery was the Ponies skin.

We implemented Internet load-shedding at our university one April Fools.

Re:Ponies (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43332327)

Slashdot appears to have a very efficient method for network load shedding today.

Jebat npebalz zrnavat (1)

Alain Williams (2972) | about a year ago | (#43329935)

Bu, vg vf nobhg sbbq. V gubhtug gung vg jnf nobhg wbxrf naq gung BFS jnf: Bppnfvbanyyl Fnhpl wbxrf ner Shaal.

jndmor? (1)

TuringTest (533084) | about a year ago | (#43329937)

jarfr oiausdf jjhqewr nkkzxv lam tweet indremo orly wtfx.

I Knew This Was Going To Be A Bad Day (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43329951)

From when I awoke, I knew this was going to be a bad day. But, I didn't know why.

I look at Slashdot and I am struck by the cold dark reality that it is April Fools Day.

Looks like I picked the wrong day to stop reading Reddit.

rot13 (1)

Bilbo (7015) | about a year ago | (#43329961)

Heh... I'm happy to say that I thought my aging Ubuntu install actually has "rot13" installed by default, but then I realized it was just an alias for "tr" that I'd stuck in my .bashrc file many years ago. It's been a while....

guerr tabzr yvprapr (1)

jmccue (834797) | about a year ago | (#43330037)

Vs V chg guerr tabzrf arkg gb zl gbzngb cynagf, jbhyq xrgpuhc V znxr or cebgrpgrq haqre gur 3 tabzr yvprafr. Jung nobhg gur rapelcgrq rys sbhaqngvba ?

Rotting 13 (1)

cstacy (534252) | about a year ago | (#43330063)

Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn

Re:Rotting 13 (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43330407)

We could only hope that the great Cthulhu would come and stomp out this site like the smoldering dung heap that it has become.

Lame April Fool's Gimmick (1)

GlennC (96879) | about a year ago | (#43330093)

You'd think they would have ROT-13'd the headlines as well!

But no, /. half-asses it again.

Frikken April Fools (1)

Atlas_Atkinson (2881387) | about a year ago | (#43330097)

First time accepted submitter tektek writes
--
"In response to the growing proliferation of the use of "secret sauce" as a vehicle for entrepreneurs', venture capitalists', and investment bankers' thinly veiled proprietary machinations, a global consortium of premium condiment manufacturers has launched the open sauce foundation (osf). Founding members include mcilhenny company (producer of tabasco brand pepper sauce), huy fong foods (producer of "rooster brand" sriracha sauce), and kikkoman (producer of kikkoman brand soy sauce). The new foundation's stated aim is not only to uphold the virtues of buying worthy sauce manufacturers' products, but to demonstrate to the tech, financial, and media communities that "open" companies, and condiments, can, and do, assume leadership roles in their respective markets."

ROT13 Decryption is relatively easy. Do it 2 or 3 Times, or don't use only a shift of 13, then you might have something

Why not have:
"SAHH DAU PDANA OHWODZKPPAN."

Clue:
I do NOT think two 11s would make a GOOD 7.

We use to do this in ARG's. The Clue would read Negative 11 and a Positive 7 were used.

Load up a ROT13 decryption site like ,web.forret.com/tools/rot13.asp.

Use shift 7 decryption then copy the results and use a -11 shift a decryption and you get

Well, find out yourself.

Let's admit it guys (1)

themusicgod1 (241799) | about a year ago | (#43330121)

You weren't going to RTFA anyway.

C'mon guys (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43330141)

This is just fucking stupid. Enough with the rot13 bullshit already.

play this backwards... (1)

Tastecicles (1153671) | about a year ago | (#43330157)

...it downloads Bieber's back catalogue! NO DON'T!

The summary (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43330169)

doesn't look much different from the usual summaries posted on Slashdot.

Substitution cipher (1)

nebulus4 (799015) | about a year ago | (#43330263)

It's a substitution cipher [wikipedia.org] :

Plain: abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz
Cipher: nopqrstuvwxyzabcdefghijklm

The post reads:

First time accepted submitter TekTek writes

"In response to the growing proliferation of the use of "secret sauce" as a vehicle for entrepreneurs', venture capitalists', and investment bankers' thinly veiled proprietary machinations, a global consortium of premium condiment manufacturers has launched the Open Sauce Foundation [sharpenedsticks.com] (OSF). Founding members include McIlhenny Company (producer of Tabasco brand pepper sauce), Huy Fong Foods (producer of "Rooster Brand" Sriracha sauce), and Kikkoman (producer of Kikkoman brand Soy Sauce). The new foundation's stated aim is not only to uphold the virtues of buying worthy sauce manufacturers' products, but to demonstarate to the tech, financial, and media communities the "Open" companies, and condiments, can, and do, assume leadership roles in thir respective markets."

It's all meaningless! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43332895)

alternatively you can just draw all your a's as n's and all your r's as c'c, etc. as the latin alphabet is composed of a bunch of arbitrary shapes. why don't you learn some new arbitrary shapes? You already know at least four ways to write the letter A. The upper-case form, two minuscule (lower-case) forms (roman, like a computer font, and italic like hand written), and cursive (related to italic).

On Topic Response! (1)

mbourgon (186257) | about a year ago | (#43330299)

Yes, clever, except that everyone knows the makers of Sriracha sauce sue anybody trying to use the name, even hot-sauce makers from the town of Si Racha. That's the very antithesis of open.

Open Sauce (1)

NatasRevol (731260) | about a year ago | (#43330383)

Open Source, from Boston

Re:Open Sauce (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43330643)

I much prefer the original Open Sores Foundation. No bloody sauce required (but often donated anyway).

Summoning Cthulhu? (1)

not-my-real-name (193518) | about a year ago | (#43330681)

I just realized that the ROT13 text looks a lot like the incantation to summon Cthulhu. I would suggest that people be a little more careful with using ROT13 (note that it even has 13 in the name). Who knows what sort of elder horror might be summoned.

ROT13 decrypted version (1)

fufufang (2603203) | about a year ago | (#43330811)

"In response to the growing proliferation of the use of "secret sauce" as a vehicle for entrepreneurs', venture capitalists', and investment bankers' thinly veiled proprietary machinations, a global consortium of premium condiment manufacturers has launched the Open Sauce Foundation (OSF). Founding members include McIlhenny Company (producer of Tabasco brand pepper sauce), Huy Fong Foods (producer of "Rooster Brand" Sriracha sauce), and Kikkoman (producer of Kikkoman brand Soy Sauce). The new foundation's stated aim is not only to uphold the virtues of buying worthy sauce manufacturers' products, but to demonstrate to the tech, financial, and media communities that "Open" companies, and condiments, can, and do, assume leadership roles in their respective markets."

April fools is Slashdot shutdown day (1)

GodWasAnAlien (206300) | about a year ago | (#43331217)

Fake news all day.

It is no longer funny.

I am only reminded that on April one, I look for an alternative site that is not shutdown for the day.

Jimmy Fallon thank-you letter (1)

istartedi (132515) | about a year ago | (#43331345)

Thank-you Slashdot, for being so lame on April Fool's that we can just ignore you and get some work done.

Fgvyy ebbz sbe vaabingvir fnhprznxref (1)

fritsd (924429) | about a year ago | (#43331519)

N srj lrnef ntb gurer jnf n GI cebtenz "Qentba'f Qra" jurer n thl gevrq gb sybt uvf vqrn sbe n "Erttnr Erttnr" oneorphr fnhpr (vg unq npghny Fpbggvfu Obaarg crccre va vg).
Uvf cyna jbexrq naq uvf fnhpr vf abj va cebqhpgvba. Ohg vg pna'g unir orra rnfl gb tvir lbhe frperg fnhpr erpvcr gb fbzr snzbhf ragercerarhe/vairfgbe va gur ubcr gung gurl jvyy abg evc lbh bss naq yrg lbh rnea n qrprag crafvba ba gur cebprrqf.

PS replies in ROT-26 please
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