Why Websense is stupid (and I told them so)
One of the vendors who happened to be exhibiting at TechEd Australia this year was a company called Websense.
They were giving away T-shirts, so it was only after I had received my free shirt from them that I then proceeded to tell them how stupid and horrible their software was.
This seem to take the Websense staff a bit by surprise and they tried to defend their product assuring me with words to the effect that their software was wonderful and couldn’t possibly be faulty and had the “largest database”. Well let me assure you “quantity” definitely does not equate to “quality”, and it may be no coincidence that their company name rhymes with “nonsense” :-)
Don’t believe me? Well take a look at this example:
Try and browse http://www.opensource.org/licenses/bsd-license.html through Websense and you are greeted with this response:
The Websense category "Entertainment" is filtered.
Presumably the legal department must have a fair bit of influence at Websense, Inc. as I don’t think anyone else would consider reading software licenses ‘Entertainment’.
Every programmer shall have a fast, unfiltered internet connection
Ah, we can but dream.