[linux-elitists] In honor of Transmeta...
Tue Nov 7 12:45:52 PST 2000
On Tue, 7 Nov 2000, Don Marti wrote:
> - The "no issuing voluminous employee manuals because your
> lawyers convinced you that everyone who works for you is
> litigious scum" period. (Every startup.)
And no lying to the judge that one never had an employee manual when one
> - The "no making talented employees shut up and go away because
> they make the investors nervous" period.
And no firing them for talking to the auditors or reporting violations of
federal law in the workplace.
> - The "no hiring overpriced outside firms to do a web site
> that's hard to change because all the text is GIFs" period.
> (A lot of our clients, when I was in the web business, I
No hiring EDS to design your database when you've turned down resumes of
talented, local, and less expensive database folk.
> - The "no replacing working homebrew systems with expensive
> flaky proprietary ones just because you have money to
> burn" period. (best.com nearly died because they tried
> to replace FreeBSD with proprietary Un*x boxes -- going
> back to FreeBSD saved them.)
And no behind-closed-doors technical discussions of munging email
headers to hide the fact that some people in the firm DO use Windows.
(and yes, I've seen all of these)
_Deirdre * http://www.sfknit.org * http://www.deirdre.net
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