Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 27th Jun 2008 15:13 UTC
Oracle and SUN Sun UK's chief open-source officer, Simon Phipps, has a high-profile role to play as the company is seeking a complete its move to 100 percent open software development. When asked about the criticism over its commitment to open source, Simon re-iterate its commitment with a "Pig and a Chicken" story: "Both animals were asked by the farmer to bring something along for breakfast one morning to show their worth. The chicken turns up with an egg, while the pig turns up with a side of bacon. The farmer looks over the offerings and says: "Well, the chicken has contributed, but the pig is committed."
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RE: Won't the pig die?
by tyrione on Fri 27th Jun 2008 19:05 UTC in reply to "Won't the pig die?"
tyrione
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2005-11-21

Seems like the chicken has a more sustainable idea going to me...


Depends on the size of the commitment offered, but the willingness to commit and not just contribute speaks volumes of the pig. They're in it for life.

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RE[2]: Won't the pig die?
by John.Gustafsson on Fri 27th Jun 2008 20:04 in reply to "RE: Won't the pig die?"
John.Gustafsson Member since:
2005-08-08

Remove the bacon from a pig, and its lifespan usually drops quite drastically... ;)

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