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OSDir: JBoss Boss Marc Fleury: No More Astroturfing!

May 24, 2004, 20:00 (1 Talkback[s])

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"JBoss head Honcho Marc Fleury lays down a new law about Astroturfing in the aftermath of being accused of the practice without actually admitting it was done:

"'You may have heard about recent charges in online forums that some JBoss employees, including me, were personally involved in anonymous postings on developer sites. The practice, known as 'astroturfing,' is wildly popular on sites like Slashdot that actually let you post as 'anonymous coward.' JBoss has the reputation as an in your face, straight up, tell it like it is company. I personally don't need a mask to speak my mind and one thing I can't stand is two faced hypocrisy. This has made us many friends and a few critics..."

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