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This is my first attempt at trying to build a Wiki-like knowledge base on top of the Flutterby content management system.

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Software Testing is not politically Correct.

by:Dan Lyke [edit history] started: 2008-10-24 14:57:57.20046+02 updated: 2008-10-24 15:02:26.406694+02

Republished from numerous sources around the web:

NEW YORK -- People for Ethical Treatment of Software (PETS) announced today that seven more software companies have been added to the group's watch list of companies that regularly practice software testing.

"There is no need for software to be mistreated in this way so that companies like these can market new products." said Ken Grandola, spokesperson for PETS. "Alternative methods of testing these products are available"

According to PETS, these companies force software to undergo lengthy and arduous tests, often without rest, for hours or days at a time. Employees are assigned to "break" the software by any means necessary, and inside sources report that they often joke about "torturing" the software.

"It's no joke," said Grandola. "Innocent programs, from the day the are compiled, are cooped up in tiny rooms and "crashed" for hours on end. They spend the whole lives on dirty, ill-maintained computers, and are unceremoniously deleted when they're not needed anymore".

Grandola said the software is kept in unsanitary conditions and is infested with bugs.

"We know that alternatives to this horror exist." he said, citing industry giant Microsoft Corporation as a company that has become successful without resorting to software testing.


by:ebwolf started: 2008-10-24 16:20:34.367319+02 updated: 2008-10-24 16:20:34.367319+02

PETALUMA -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Aardvarks, Llamas, Ungulates, Marmots, and Asses (PETALUMA) announced today that a local geek's blog, Flutterby.com, would be targeted for boycott. PETALUMA stated that Lyke posted an AP article about a sister organization, People for the Ethical Treatment of Software (PETS), as a "test" of the new Wiki functionality of Flutterby.

"I can't recall what kind of animal is a wiki, but we're pretty sure Lyke is doing the same kinds of things to it that he did to butterlies in order to produce his Frankenstein-monster 'Flutterby'!" said PETALUMA spokesperson, John C. Brown.

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