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Ask Slashdot: Aging and Orphan Open Source Projects?

Lisias Options... (136 comments)

"Fork" the thing on SourceForge or similar service. SYNC the repos and web pages there over the time while trying to gather collaboration.

Perhaps you can manage to get there what your company doesn't. At very least, this will guarantee the project's surviving when your company shuts the support down.

At very worst, you'll have a way to save the project's source code and documentation to posteriority when the company support ends.

In the mean time, you can negotiate a hand over to Apache, GNU or any other Open/Free Software Foundation.

yesterday
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Torvalds: I Made Community-Building Mistakes With Linux

Lisias Re:I'm not convinced (387 comments)

you sound like a great asshole to work with... like a typical drama queen on a reality TV show.

Well... I was a really great person to work with. For 4 months. And I regret every single day. And the project's stakeholders too.

It's not pretty. It's not nice. But it worked.

I'm not proud of it. But I would do it again if needed without a second thought.

I'm an asshole? Probably. But this asshole here is going to put food on the employee's table. And mine's too.

4 days ago
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Torvalds: I Made Community-Building Mistakes With Linux

Lisias Re:I'm not convinced (387 comments)

"Never, ever work for me, asshole".

Happy now? :-)

4 days ago
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Torvalds: I Made Community-Building Mistakes With Linux

Lisias Re:I'm not convinced (387 comments)

Unfortunately, it works well for me.

I spent 4 months trying to be polite and respectful - only to see my project going through the tubes.

It was only when I got pissed off and, literally, attacked verbally some (well deserved, by the way) key people that things started to get done.

I yelled, I cursed, I became blatantly offensive - including, sadly, some other people that didn't deserved (neither had the temper to hold it).

However, now I have control over the project. Things are getting done, deliverables are getting delivered. And my only other real regret (besides yelling to whom didn't deserved it) is that I took too long to get mad. One month earlier, and I would had managed to deliver the project on the proper due date (and got some more sleeping nights).

If you are really committed into delivering good products, the decision about how you behave doesn't belongs to you anymore: you will do what you have to do to get shit done.

5 days ago
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Maps Suggest Marco Polo May Have "Discovered" America

Lisias Re:So the Italians win the latest round ... (276 comments)

Of course we think we are the civilized part of the world.

We destroyed every other candidate in the last centuries!

about two weeks ago
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Maps Suggest Marco Polo May Have "Discovered" America

Lisias Re:Native Americans anyone? (276 comments)

I am not sure how any European can claim to be the first to discover America when the continent was populated by humans for thousands of years.

discover verb \dis-k-vr\
: to see, find, or become aware of (something) for the first time

Our civilization became aware of the land to be known as America thanks the Norwegians, Columbus (officially) and as it appears, Marco Polo.

The humans that used to live there was not part of the current European centric civilization - au contraire, we dizimate this ancient, previously stablished civilization and took his place.

Believe-me: giving them the "credit" for discovering America is adding Offense to the Injury.

about two weeks ago
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Maps Suggest Marco Polo May Have "Discovered" America

Lisias Re:So the Italians win the latest round ... (276 comments)

If we are going to continue to insist on not counting the native Americans, that is).

Since I'm not a native American descendant (my grandfathers are all Italian and Spanish - all but a gran-gran-grandfather from Portugal), from my point of view, yep - Columbus, the Norwegians and perhaps Marco Polo are the ones to give the trophy.

We are the prevalent civilization. It's harsh, it's rude, it's politically incorrect, but it's true nevertheless.

about two weeks ago
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Samsung Paid Microsoft $1 Billion Last Year In Android Royalties

Lisias Re:Nevertheless, Microsoft is doomed (93 comments)

If these patents would be worthless, they wouldn't pay anything in the first place.

You don't read much, do you?

Patentes are paid because it's cheaper to pay them that to not. Once your business grow up enough, you see yourself paying to much that it starts to pay up fighting the patents.

It's just about value, nothing about worth.

about two weeks ago
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Could We Abort a Manned Mission To Mars?

Lisias Re:Should we? (267 comments)

The only safe ship is the one that never leaves harbor...

Not even these. :-)

about three weeks ago
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Exxon and Russian Operation Discovers Oil Field Larger Than the Gulf of Mexico

Lisias Good news! (201 comments)

Now we can rest assured that our extinction will happen by the continuous burning of fossil fuels, not by the lack of it!

about three weeks ago
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School Installs Biometric Fingerprint System For Cafeteria

Lisias Re:Great idea! (231 comments)

No it's not (although good on that kid!)

Yes, it is. :-)

The only thing self defense will produce is an arms race... Next day kid A brings a club to get closely acquainted with the face of kid B, kid B brings a club with nails, then kid A brings a rusty metal rod etc... until something real bad happens...

The escalade of violence it's something that can happen, yes. Mainly, in no law lands, where there's no authority to settle things down.

What you fails to recognize is that bullying is about opportunity and unaccountability. Bullies do what they do because they can do it unchecked. The system FAILED to prevent the escalade of violence done by bullies.

It's not about self defense. It's about teaching (educating) people that this kind of stuff is wrong.

Some people never learns. You have to force them to behave. Granted, they have rights by them own, so we can't just kill them, lock them, or anything nasty and gross like that.

You must be American thinking everything can be solved by violence (as long as you have the upper hand of course)... it's really not and I hope you don't procreate!

No. I'm a brazilian already fed up of people that thinks like you playing havoc with our public safety policies. BE ADVISED, THIS VIDEO SHOWS REALLY STRONG CONTENTS (blood and murderer)- WATCH IT UNDER DISCRETION.

And, unfortunately for us, all these killers and bullies already procreated.

(just like me - live with that)

about a month ago
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Why You Can't Manufacture Like Apple

Lisias As a matter of fact... (408 comments)

it appears to be a very predatory way of doing business on my eyes.

I remember an article I read on the late 80's or early 90's about how some small companies of that era feared growing too fast and ended up catching the attention of Microsoft, that at that time was buying everything and everybody (prices are pretty lower at that times). Building something cool that Microsoft would need was the fastest way of going out ot business.

about a month ago
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School Installs Biometric Fingerprint System For Cafeteria

Lisias Re:Great idea! (231 comments)

I'd like to see this system implemented in The States. It basically circumvents the school yard bully from stealing lunch money from would-be victims.

The only thing that can (and will) circumvent the school yard bullies from bullying is this.

Self-defence is, always, the best defense.

Oh, the victim overreacted? Educate him/her , punishing him/her for force abuse if it's the case. BUT NEVER punish the self-defense.

about a month ago
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Why Google Is Pushing For a Web Free of SHA-1

Lisias Re:Deprecation shouldn't start at the browser (108 comments)

They do have a large interest in the matter. If SHA-1 is broken and they keep selling it they lower the belief in the system. Thus it would lower the monetary value of ALL certificates.

How to lower the belief in something that no one's knows it there? :-)

Common people don't know about cryptography and security. All that common people knows is about WHO tells that something is secure or not - if they trust the guy that says that something is secure, then they acts as it is secure.

Google is betting that people thrust Chrome.

about a month and a half ago
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Hidden Obstacles For Google's Self-Driving Cars

Lisias Re:If get drunk... (289 comments)

Simple. The owner of the car will get the ticket.

Interesting. A very nice and new way to get "pwned" by someone. :-)

"But sir, my car got hacked!!!" :-)

about 1 month ago
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Hidden Obstacles For Google's Self-Driving Cars

Lisias If get drunk... (289 comments)

If I get drunk, and my Google car drives me home and overrun a red light or something like that. Who the cops should blame? Who will get the ticket?

about 2 months ago
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Brian Stevens Resigns As Red Hat CTO

Lisias Re:...goes to show... (39 comments)

Dear Gothmolly,

Thanks for your insightful comments. Although Red Hat, Inc. is actually a $billion+ dollar multi-national corporation, management and the legions of technical staff we employ (totalling thousands of hours of combined expertise in a multitude of fields) had actually forgotten what we are, and the opinion of some fuckwith on Slashdot is exactly what we needed to get ourselves back on track.

Sincerest thanks,

Red Hat, Inc.

Say that to Microsoft and its Metro interface. ;-)

about 2 months ago
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Choose Your Side On the Linux Divide

Lisias I don't need it. (826 comments)

I'm responsible for a bunch of servers now.

One of them has a uptime of 660 days. Other, 120 or about it. My server with the lower uptime has 35 days - it has 37 days of life, by the way.

I'm not slightly interested on the booting speed of these machines - my main concern is the speed of the diagnostic procedures I need to carry on when something goes wrong.

God saves the runlevel 1.

about 2 months ago
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Choose Your Side On the Linux Divide

Lisias Re:False "new vs. old" dichotomies (826 comments)

GP was saying he wanted the choice to be made by a large committee. You are just saying you disagree with the large committee that made the choice.

What's not necessarily a bad thing, as History tells us.

about 2 months ago

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Interesting...

Lisias Lisias writes  |  about 7 months ago

Interesting how things can change.

We, brazilians, have a harsh view from our managers. I wonder if our best ones didn't did as our best technicians - fled from the country to pursue a better future.

http://news.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=4905665&cid=46503045

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A good post

Lisias Lisias writes  |  1 year,10 days

is always a good post.

This is just to "tag" a really good one (at least, for me). :-)

http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=4327587&cid=45107247

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Thoughs about "Mod Trolling" (or not!)

Lisias Lisias writes  |  about 2 years ago

I think I figured out why I was seeing what appeared to be "Mod Trolling" on my posts.

Due my good Karma, my posts are being visualized with a default +2 score points, as someone else had modded me +1 (underrated).

However, I must confess that I know that half my posts doesn't deserve a +1 mod (being it real or just karma biased), and I did noticed that a good part of my modded down posts was being modded as "-1 Overrated".

Well, if I even think that that posts didn't deserve a +2 score, what can be said from some random moderator? :-)

So, the Mod Trolling problem doesn't appears to be so bad as I thought. These "-1 Overrated" mods I was getting are due some mediocre posts being listed with a "+1 Excellent Karma" being added automatically,

(Ok, perhaps this should be obvious and ululant to me - - but I thought a good idea to share anyway)

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Mod Trolling sucks. Big time.

Lisias Lisias writes  |  about 2 years ago

I'm being repetitive, I know. But the problem is repetitive.

Mod trolling sucks. I wish enough people would agree with me in order to something productive could be worked out to minimize this problem.

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How to ask for metamoderation?

Lisias Lisias writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Is there any way I can suggest a post to be metamoderated?

Sometimes the moderation is just plain wrong - and I really would like to tag it to be further evaluated in order to, perhaps, remove the moderation rights from the guy if he/she is too much prone to do that sort of ideological patrolling.

I'm not asking to know who did it - this would lead to a lot of abusive actions against the good moderators. I just want to flag it to be reviewed by the metamoderators.

Suggestions?

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This guy is my hero

Lisias Lisias writes  |  more than 2 years ago

I just got into this post, and man... This guy is my hero - I would said it directly, but I used some mod points on the discussion.

I used to work 80 to 90 hours a week - and speaking frankly, it's the kind of thing that you should do only if you have no other choice. I have kids to raise, and I live on a rich-wannabe country where people thinks that scamming employees and customers is a good entrepreneurial tactic, so I do not have the option to always say no to these things.

But sometimes I can such a thing, and in these times I do.

Working is for living, not vice-versa.

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Mod Points

Lisias Lisias writes  |  about 2 years ago

Hey!

I got 15 (YES, FIFTEEN) moderation points today.

Christmas gift? Greek gift? =P

Or just a bug?

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My first First Post

Lisias Lisias writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Wow!

After 10 years, I finally managed to do it. I GOT A FIRST POST.

Better of all, it's not a flamebait, troll or offtopic. :-)

(but someone found it #overrated! =P)

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