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LinuxInsider: Shocking Behavior and Smart Open-Source Policy

Jun 30, 2004, 00:15 (9 Talkback[s])
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"There is a classic scene in the movie 'Casablanca' where Claude Raines attempts to close down Rick's Cafe. When Humphrey Bogart demands to know why, Raines says, 'I'm shocked! Shocked to think that gambling is going on in this establishment!' Meanwhile, the casino employee walks up and hands him his winnings.

"I'm reminded of that scene every time I hear about responsible companies turning a blind eye to the internal use of open-source software by their employees. Maybe they think it doesn't concern them. Maybe they are confident a policy is already in place to control any future use of open source. They might not even realize that their independent-minded developers are already using it..."

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