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Nicolas on Wed, 10 Mar 2004 18:20:14 +0100 (CET)


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Hello, i am looking for the birthdate
of Pope Linus, the sucessor of Petrus. All i could
dig out so far was that he worked ca. 75AD

On Wed, 10 Mar 2004, Nicolas wrote:

> Greetings,
> 
> Below you will find a press statement from members of the .net jury of
> this years´ Prix Ars Electronica. You will read about the real paths
> that lead us, the jury, to award this year´s golden nica to the
> operating system linux.
> 
> Best,
> 
> Marleen Stikker
> 
> 
> ARS ELECTRONICA PLAYGROUND FOR CORPORATE STRATEGIES
> 
> We, the "net." jury, have just learned that next years ars electronica
> festival will be titled "OPEN SOURCE". This has been inofficially
> agreed on by the direction of the ARS and the sponsors Siemens,
> Microsoft, Oracle, Compaq, Gericom and HP, e.a. From reliable sources
> we also learned that the decision was made weeks before the ".net"-jury
> decision on "linux".
> 
> 
> WHY WE GO PUBLIC
> 
> The *****above-*****mentioned IT-companies are involved in a linux
> distribution joint venture and a strategic alliance. Their joint
> venture startup will most probably become one of the leading linux
> distributors, directly attacking red hat ***and SUSE***.
> 
> ***This is the classic oligopolistic strategy.
> They cannot buy linux, nevertheless, they will take control of the
> distibution of the competitor.****
> 
> #####beginn comment#####
> >----(ich finde ,es ist eine spur zuviel,mirosoft so direct anzusprechen;
> >dass passt auch vom stil her nicht, auch die pc-hersteller sollten nicht
> >so aufgelistet "an den pranger gestellt werden"
> stimmt, hast recht, is besser so?
> ######end comment#######
> 
> We were suspicious before, but now we are strongly convinced that
> there was indirect but heavy influence by corporate and ars executives
> to reach the "linux" decision...
> 
> 
> THE JURY WEEK-END
> 
> It all started at the jury welcome dinner. For the first time, large
> groups of corporate people were invited and ***were actively discussing
> about the prix ars, and they were especially interested in the
> work of the ".net" jury.****
> 
> ****Over this week-end we were contacted by several AEC and corporate
> executives, for example by Dr. Jung from SIEMENS. They all somehow
> mentioned that "linux" would be a very good idea for this years golden
> nica.****
> ######beginn comment#######
> ich glaub nicht, dass es gut ist, wenn man sagt, dass die herren von siemens
> so direkt ueber linux als gewinner gesprochen haben. das wuerden die smarter
> machen, und ausserdem will dann wirklich niemand mehr linux waehlen. vielleicht
> sollte man eher schreiben, dass die herren immer wieder ueber die
> kretsaiviteaet
> von linux gesprochen haben; und ueber die radikalitaet des ansatzes von linux
> und so weiter.
> ######end comment#######
> 
> Then, during the jury meeting strong opposition and pressure against
> awarding our favourite (etxtreme.ru) came from one of the jury-members.
> this opposition forced us to find a compromise. it was a critical
> situation due to very aggressive argumentation. So "linux" just came
> up as a good solution. we took this path, we formulated our statement
> and came up with the source code as art work, with our position against
> "beautiful" web-sites. it was a strong moment and we saw linux as the
> perfect continuum to the 1996 awarded etoy.com.
> 
> ######beginn comment#######
> >----jury-weekend ist zu sehr eine erzählung-----
> ja das stimmt - aber nur wenns so lang bleibt, wenns nur so ca. 8 zeilen
> sind, dann ist sicher ein guter einstieg.
> ######end comment#######
> 
> 
> TERRORVISION AND THE LOGICAL CONCLUSION
> 
> the information about the secret linux distribution joint venture
> between microsoft and siemens ***made us alert***
> Our conclusion: the industry has strongly lobbied and put pressure on
> at least on jury member to award "linux". we now have to interpret this
> in persepective of next years ars topic. They pushed the topic. The idea
> is use the art and science community to soft launch their linux
> activities and controlled open source strategies. They do understand
> that open source has evolved ***into*** a stronger development strategy and
> they
> have to ***jump that train*** early enough, ***in order to avoid*** another
> "internet" desaster.
> 
> So as artists writers and scientists we are used as lab-rats and cheap
> alternative researchers. This is NOT what we want and it might also be
> illegal in terms of independent jury-decisions.
> 
> ######beginn comment#######
> >alarmbells?kann man das 1:1 übersetzen?,klingt verdammt komisch
> >lezter absatz klingt nicht nach entäuschter,aufgebrachter jury,
> >sonder nach den Rächern der unterdrückten,die jetzt aufräumen-zu viel!
> hab ich ausgebessert mit alarmbells. naja, die jury ist sicher eher
> wie ein pseudo-robin hood, so wie die sind....aber ich denke man
> muesste vielleicht noch etwas haerter formulieren, praegnanter, weniger
> emotional, dafuer eben haerter.
> ######end comment#######
>      -----
> 
> 
> NEXT STEPS
> 
> We believe that investigative journalism is needed to prove this
> incident..
> We will fully cooperate to make this transparent, if necessary also with
> 
> *****additional  (insider)  information.*****
> 
> For the press, we are available for background information and extended
> infos on the topic via email or at our on the fly press conference:
> 
>      sept 3, 1999, 1715h
>      brucknerhaus in linz
> 
> 
> ######beginn comment#######
> >das war dre erste blick, ich muss es auch noch öfter durchgehen,
> >grossteils wirklich gut------
> ja, mir gfallts auch, ein paar dinge sind mir noch aufgefallen:
>         . es wird zu poft von "this" gesprochen"
>         . ich glaub man weiss beim lesen nicht genau, wenn man den
>                 hoehepunkt, den skandal gelesen hat. is es dass die corporate
>                 players beim jury weekend da waren ? oder was dass joint
> venture?
>                 oder die beeinflussung? oder was?
> ######end comment#######
> 
> 
> ok, das von liz.
> 
> ich hab jetzt noicht so viel aktiv ausgebessert, werd mir´s nochmal
> vornehmen am nachmittag ....
> 
> lg
> 
> lizvlx (auch von TCP, der heut den ganzen tag nur schlaft, weil
> A
> hans_extrem nicht da ist)`
> And i know people on this list do not have spare money
> from checking my bank accounts for donations a while ago.
> Was by the way wondering today about setting up a public
> phone here, it had been introduced here in 1919 with disastrous
> consequences for the financial system and was therefore? removed before
> i was born. But the idea seemed
> flawed, my mother said nobody needs a public phone here.
> 
> Mark Andrew Holmes wrote:
> > 
> > --- Nicolas Scharnagl <scharn {AT} bluewin.ch> wrote:
> > > But the ink would be quite expensive.
> > 
> > Ink, paper, printing and bookbinding, all expensive.
> > Not to mention the sheer volume of time and energy
> > expenditure indexing and wading through all that
> > redundant stuff and other trash material would entail.
> > 
> > Anybody want to go for it? LOL
> > 
> > Mark A. Holmes

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