Here is the mail send by Bill Burke to jboss-development Mailing list asking members of list to cheat on JDJ awards:
From: Bill Burke
vote for jboss on JDJ
Hey everybody, sorry for the junk mail. Just wondering if you could cast your vote for JBoss as Best Appserver at JDJ. Suspiciously, JDJ left us off the ballot until a bunch of people complained so we missed at least a week of voting! Please take some time to vote for us and tell your friends and colleagues. In fact, vote as many times as you have an email address!
here's the link:
Thanks all, and sorry to bother you.
JBoss Group, LLC
Cast your vote for JBoss as JDJ Best App Server
So essentially JBOSS group wants you to cheat right? Thats not it. Here is a mail sent by Marc Fleury to the same jboss-development a year ago when he thought Oracle told to its employees to cast vote for their own appserver last year:
From: marc fleury
RE: JDJ Best App-Server
1- go and vote
2- go and bitch (about the categories)
let's make some noise, I can ***NOT** believe that Oracle would have 1600 votes, (!) just an email in the company saying "go vote or I fire your ass" and all 1600 employees of the java division went there 2 weeks ago (all at once) sweating bullets and transpiring like pigs. This industry makes me laugh, they are the piggies in the straw houses and supposedly we look like wolves from the outside,
If employees of Oracle are compared to PIGS, wouldn't the same apply to JBOSS jboss-development Mailing list members?