[Foundation-l] Wikia leasing office space to WMF

Nikola Smolenski smolensk at eunet.yu
Sat Jan 24 08:21:21 UTC 2009

On Saturday 24 January 2009 08:48:56 Gerard Meijssen wrote:
> When the CIA or any other American governmental organisation has something
> to share that is of benefit to us, we should be gracious and thankful and
> accept and reflect what boon we have been given. Recently we accepted some
> advice from Apple. The people around the UNICEF usability extensions have
> worked to make their software functional on head. There is a lot of great
> work done outside of the WMF and it is at our collective loss when all this
> important work is ditched.
> If you think the CIA is evil per definition, fine. It does not change one
> iota the effort that Brion will put into checking into their code or anyone
> else's code. In the end the code makes it obvious if the CIA is evil in
> this.

CIA is evil by definition. If they offer you something, it will be something 
that may seem to be beneficial for you, but will in fact benefit them. Given 
that CIA has much more resources than you, you can never be sure if their 
help will in fact be detrimental to you.

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