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US Senate & House Create YouTube Channels

Aerynlore Re:oh goodie (199 comments)

I think the biggest problem is more with a lack of time then a lack of caring. While apathy is a huge problem, who has time to sit at work and watch YouTube (or CSPAN) video all day? Hell, most of the Congress speeches are already written, rehearsed and recorded before they even step on the floor. They even have the press releases out the day before. How many times have you seen "Senior Senate from a state to deliver speech on [topic de jeur] tomorrow."
So little is actually a surprise inside the chambers that there is no actual reason to watch this crap, on TV or online.

about 6 years ago

Google Begat the End of the Scientific Method?

Aerynlore Re:So... (387 comments)

It sounds like this, yes.
In fact, his entire concept sounds very much like David Brin's Uplift universe and the Galactic Library Institute, where everything there is to know has already been found, cataloged and retained. All you have to do is find it in the fast cloud of interstellar information.

more than 6 years ago



FOSS and Not-for-profit Business Cultures

Aerynlore Aerynlore writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Aerynlore writes "I am a senior developer for a not-for-profit organization (NFPO) that decided to shift our core constituent relationship management (CRM) software from an aging proprietary system to an open-source application built specifically for NFPOs. While the open-source application is fairly young, the company behind it has a strong history of solid applications for our organization. The Director of Information Services is keen to support the open source community and allow us developers to provide patches, modules and other derivative works back to the OSS community; however, this will require the backing of upper management. We suspect, though, that they will want to see a real return if we share the fruits of our labors (and their money). I have thought of suggesting that we use it as a PR / Marketing tool ('look, we give back!') but our donor segment is not a technical crowd. So, dear Slashdot, how might we assist our overloads into seeing the benefits of allowing us to give freely of code for which they paid.

I wish I could be more specific about our organization, or the application we are looking at, but the boss requires that I leave the specific names out."


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