[Foundation-l] Wikia leasing office space to WMF

Dan Rosenthal swatjester at gmail.com
Sat Jan 24 08:32:31 UTC 2009

On Jan 24, 2009, at 3:21 AM, Nikola Smolenski wrote:

> 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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And that's evil? That sounds like how any profit-seeking corporation  
ought to work as well.  I fail to see how a governmental intelligence  
agency is evil by definition.


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