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Re: descriptive words -- a former Disney contractor's take ...
On Wed, 2003-12-03 at 16:22, Bob T. Kat wrote:
> I really think souless and rapacious are very good descriptive words for
> such a fine company like disney.
> Who knows maybe someone like Chen can make them more technology and maybe
> even linux friendly.
I beg to differ.
First off, let me say that I do _not_ agree on some Disney Corporation's
(based in Burbank) lobbying efforts (e.g., DMCA, UCITA, etc...) as of
late. They are part of the "Big Media problem" which I won't go into.
Secondly, the Walt Disney World Company's (based in Orlando) IT has been
a hotbed of innovation, open source contribution, open standards-focused
increased Linux^H^H^H^H^H--er, IBM deployments. ;-ppp
To start, search for "Photoshop" and "WINE" and I think you'll be
And that's just a small one to start. There are also endless open
source contributions (both original/new as well as augmenting/existing)
from Disney/WDW employees with the full blessing of Disney/WDW legal.
The overwhelming majority of those contributions go unnoticed.
If you want to meet some _real_ WDW IT employees, check of Linux
Enthusiasts and Professionals of Central Florida (
-- Bryan J. Smith
Former Contractor at WDW Finance/IT in Orlando (2002-2003)**
Recently relocated to Bloomington, IL on another contract
DISCLAIMER: My comments are made as an independent consultant and do
_not_ reflect the views of _any_ clients I have consulted for.
**NOTE: I would have liked to take a permanent position with WDW,
except they have been on a 2+ year hiring and wage freeze (although
Eisner still gets his bucks).
Bryan J. Smith, E.I. mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org http://thebs.org
CCDP LPIC-2 MasCIWA MCSE2K+Sec RHCE9 SCNA8 SCSecA9 +20 more certs
The inherent routing and packet filtering (firewalling) features
in Microsoft Windows Server 2003 compete quite well with Linux
... i.e. Linux 2.0 ... i.e. circa 1997.
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