heh, the more forwarding the better... but after the AGM, it'd
be nice to get Linus in as a general committee member :)
----- Forwarded message from Kevin Lee <kevin at ols.to> -----
In-Reply-To: <20010624125134.D11970 at linux-laptop.barnyard.co.uk>
Subject: [lbw] from www.segfault.org (I believe it is a joke)
Linus Torvalds to leave Transmeta for Guinness
Linus Torvalds announced today that he is retiring from Transmeta and
will be moving to Belfast and taking up a job with Guinness Breweries.
In an unusual press conference, the creator of the popular Linux
computer operating system was cheered by members of the press when he
explained his reasons.
Linus' unexpected decision was largely related to the recent
announcement of redundancies at the Guinness plant in Dundalk, where
ex-staff will be compensated with free beer for life. The announcement
brought home to him the many discussions about the nature of Free
Software and, Linus said, finally helped him decide that Free Beer was
more meaningful to him than Free Speech. The hardened hacks present
agreed with this sentiment completely, and Linus received a standing
ovation. Free beer was then made available to all.
Guinness are now expected to allow Linus to concentrate on evangelising
his Operating System with the confidence provided by large quantities of
their product. Guinness also showed drafts of a new advertising campaign
based on their classic Toucan ads, but now featuring Tux the Penguin.
The company is also believed to be considering a "Peace, Love, Free
Beer, Linux" campaign as well as a new "Linux is good for you" slogan.
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