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Open Sauce Foundation Created 95

Posted by samzenpus
from the free-as-in-ketchup dept.
First time accepted submitter TekTek writes "In response to the growing proliferation of the use of "secret sauce" as a vehicle for entrepreneurs', venture capitalists', and investment bankers' thinly veiled proprietary machinations, a global consortium of premium condiment manufacturers has launched the Open Sauce Foundation (OSF). Founding members include McIlhenny Company (producer of Tabasco brand pepper sauce), Huy Fong Foods (producer of "Rooster Brand" Sriracha sauce), and Kikkoman (producer of Kikkoman brand Soy Sauce). The new foundation's stated aim is not only to uphold the virtues of buying worthy sauce manufacturers' products, but to demonstrate to the tech, financial, and media communities that "Open" companies, and condiments, can, and do, assume leadership roles in their respective markets."
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Open Sauce Foundation Created

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  • Is the article not interesting enough on its own merit to have to resort to gimmicks?
    • Re: (Score:3, Informative)

      It's a stupid April Fools gimmick...
      • Re:Why the crypto? (Score:5, Informative)

        by bsDaemon (87307) on Monday April 01, 2013 @08:07AM (#43330039)

        Ab, vg'f n fghcvq Ncevy Sbbyf tvzzvpx.

      • It's a stupid April Fools gimmick...

        It is April 2nd in this part of the world and everything still looks like gobbledigook.

    • Re: (Score:3, Funny)

      by Scutter (18425)

      *facepalm*

    • by Zemran (3101)

      I actually miss /. on this day.

      • Re: (Score:3, Insightful)

        Where's the pink pages? Where's the OMG ponies? Where's the cuteness of fvcking with the CSS and some actual intelligence behind an April Fool's day joke?
        .
        It's kind of like letting the pointy-haired bosses write a comedy script by committee, zat's what you get with the new /., eh?
    • by hackula (2596247)
      whooooosh!
    • Re:Why the crypto? (Score:5, Insightful)

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday April 01, 2013 @08:02AM (#43329999)

      To be fair, this could easily be just another summary approved by Timothy.

      With the quality of /. lately I'm surprised we don't get more that read like this one (in fact, sometimes we do).

      • by xushi (740195)

        I wish I can mod you up for that :)

        Did anyone else get a 503 error for a few minutes trying to access /. btw ?

    • Weaksauce foundation, /. style. The shark, it has been jumped years ago.
  • Have some of this [flickr.com].

  • Sounds like all open source projects in Boston
  • Onq vqrn (Score:4, Funny)

    by dkleinsc (563838) on Monday April 01, 2013 @07:37AM (#43329817) Homepage

    Qribhg Pngubyvpf jbeyqjvqr fubhyq or bssraqrq, nf gurl bccbfr gur hfr bs pbaqvzragf.

  • Such effective cryptography!!!
  • Put big fucking X marks on the side of posts of people who obviously haven't read the earlier Rot13 post.

  • Yvahk/Havk hfref pna hfr gur sbyybjvat pbzznaq gb qrpbqr/rapbqr ebg13
    ge n-mN-M a-mn-zA-MN-Z

  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday April 01, 2013 @07:40AM (#43329845)

    Wait, let me get me Google Glasses.

    • Actually this is one of the uses for Google Glasses that has gone unnoticed. Imagine starting a trend of encrypted marketing, social news, flash mob announcements, news articles and more that is all encrypted and your trusty Google Glasses decrypt them for you automatically.
      • What we need is glasses that decrypt "Whiter whites! Brighter brights!" into "We added a little more bleach, a bucketload of fragrance, and slapped it in a fancier box in order to charge you more."
      • Well, it would be the same as having googlasses do "on-the-fly decrypting" of QR-codes [wikipedia.org] in your glasses field of view so that you have the web-page or URL it links to automatically flashing in yo' goo-goggles. Or doing the same auto-linking for UPC codes [wikipedia.org] on products, or ISBN [wikipedia.org] numbers if you look at a magazine or a book.
        ;>)
        It's like being able to carry around a cueCat [wikipedia.org] with you at all times and using it to scan everything and immediately getting the linked web-page or associated web-searches. Goo-glasses
        • That would be funny: building "redneck" google-glasses by duct taping a cue-cat, an add-on web-cam, an old-laptop, and an old Metricom ricochet modem [wikipedia.org] together to build a simulacrum of google-glasses. Bonus add on: strap some beer-can holders onto the helmet that holds your glasses in place. The display can be one of those LED-scroller displays attached to the helmet and dangled in front like a carrot in front of the wearer.
    • by Darinbob (1142669)

      My eyes! The googles do nothing!

  • by Paul Rose (771894) on Monday April 01, 2013 @07:44AM (#43329857)
    BZTCbavrf!!
  • by Attila Dimedici (1036002) on Monday April 01, 2013 @07:49AM (#43329901)
    I am so tired of every news site thinking they have to come up with clever April Fool's Day articles. Today is going to be a long day.
    • Yeah, but /. at least has (or had) a history of some interesting and playful pranks. Not quite as lame as today's is. Mine's double secure, I ROT-13'ed it twice!
    • by Nyder (754090)

      I am so tired of every news site thinking they have to come up with clever April Fool's Day articles. Today is going to be a long day.

      Glad I haven't gone to bed yet, I'm going to sleep all day and then just mark everything read.

      I like a good April Fools Prank as anyone, but thanks to the internet, there are too many and they are all pretty much lame.

    • /.'s been doing this for what...15 years now? It's just tradition at this point.

      • Yes and every April 1 I go to slashdot in the morning and go, "Oh, that's right, it's April Fool's Day, no reason to visit slashdot today."
    • by dstyle5 (702493)
      Google maps treasure maps, cool idea. Encrypting summaries on /., extremely annoying. There goes a bunch of ad revenue for the day. I'm probably not the only one who is leaving for the day.
    • by JeanCroix (99825)
      I see it this way: lame slashdot April fools day articles rendered unreadable - nothing of value is lost.
  • It's sad that the height of slashdot april foolery was the Ponies skin.

    We implemented Internet load-shedding at our university one April Fools.

  • Bu, vg vf nobhg sbbq. V gubhtug gung vg jnf nobhg wbxrf naq gung BFS jnf: Bppnfvbanyyl Fnhpl wbxrf ner Shaal.

  • jarfr oiausdf jjhqewr nkkzxv lam tweet indremo orly wtfx.

  • by Bilbo (7015)
    Heh... I'm happy to say that I thought my aging Ubuntu install actually has "rot13" installed by default, but then I realized it was just an alias for "tr" that I'd stuck in my .bashrc file many years ago. It's been a while....
  • Vs V chg guerr tabzrf arkg gb zl gbzngb cynagf, jbhyq xrgpuhc V znxr or cebgrpgrq haqre gur 3 tabzr yvprafr. Jung nobhg gur rapelcgrq rys sbhaqngvba ?
  • Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn
  • You'd think they would have ROT-13'd the headlines as well!

    But no, /. half-asses it again.

  • First time accepted submitter tektek writes
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    "In response to the growing proliferation of the use of "secret sauce" as a vehicle for entrepreneurs', venture capitalists', and investment bankers' thinly veiled proprietary machinations, a global consortium of premium condiment manufacturers has launched the open sauce foundation (osf). Founding members include mcilhenny company (producer of tabasco brand pepper sauce), huy fong foods (producer of "rooster brand" sriracha sauce), and kikkoman (producer of kikk

  • You weren't going to RTFA anyway.
  • ...it downloads Bieber's back catalogue! NO DON'T!

  • It's a substitution cipher [wikipedia.org]:

    Plain: abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz
    Cipher: nopqrstuvwxyzabcdefghijklm

    The post reads:

    First time accepted submitter TekTek writes

    "In response to the growing proliferation of the use of "secret sauce" as a vehicle for entrepreneurs', venture capitalists', and investment bankers' thinly veiled proprietary machinations, a global consortium of premium condiment manufacturers has launched the Open Sauce Foundation [sharpenedsticks.com] (OSF). Founding members include McIlhenny Company (producer of Tabasco bra

  • Yes, clever, except that everyone knows the makers of Sriracha sauce sue anybody trying to use the name, even hot-sauce makers from the town of Si Racha. That's the very antithesis of open.

  • Open Source, from Boston

    • by Anonymous Coward
      I much prefer the original Open Sores Foundation. No bloody sauce required (but often donated anyway).
  • I just realized that the ROT13 text looks a lot like the incantation to summon Cthulhu. I would suggest that people be a little more careful with using ROT13 (note that it even has 13 in the name). Who knows what sort of elder horror might be summoned.

  • "In response to the growing proliferation of the use of "secret sauce" as a vehicle for entrepreneurs', venture capitalists', and investment bankers' thinly veiled proprietary machinations, a global consortium of premium condiment manufacturers has launched the Open Sauce Foundation (OSF). Founding members include McIlhenny Company (producer of Tabasco brand pepper sauce), Huy Fong Foods (producer of "Rooster Brand" Sriracha sauce), and Kikkoman (producer of Kikkoman brand Soy Sauce). The new foundation's s

  • Fake news all day.

    It is no longer funny.

    I am only reminded that on April one, I look for an alternative site that is not shutdown for the day.

  • Thank-you Slashdot, for being so lame on April Fool's that we can just ignore you and get some work done.

  • N srj lrnef ntb gurer jnf n GI cebtenz "Qentba'f Qra" jurer n thl gevrq gb sybt uvf vqrn sbe n "Erttnr Erttnr" oneorphr fnhpr (vg unq npghny Fpbggvfu Obaarg crccre va vg).
    Uvf cyna jbexrq naq uvf fnhpr vf abj va cebqhpgvba. Ohg vg pna'g unir orra rnfl gb tvir lbhe frperg fnhpr erpvcr gb fbzr snzbhf ragercerarhe/vairfgbe va gur ubcr gung gurl jvyy abg evc lbh bss naq yrg lbh rnea n qrprag crafvba ba gur cebprrqf.

    PS replies in ROT-26 please

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