Pentaho Christmas poem

Written by Lance Walter, posted with permission…

‘Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the source,
No code was committed, it’s Christmas, of course!
Developers nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of JavaDoc danced in their heads.

Then up on the roof there arose such a clatter,
I shut down Eclipse to see what was the matter
And what to my wondering eyes did appear?
‘Twas, he, Richard Daley, and a full case of beer!

He spoke as he poured, Jack and Coke he did mix
“The team had a helluva year in ’06.”
I opened my brew and I chugged it so quick,

Holiday drinking, me and Saint Dick.

“The big BI vendors have made me displeased
They’re reaming their customers with outrageous fees!
And what in the world, can right such a wrong?
Why, a global community, ten thousand strong!”

“With ETL, OLAP, Reporting and more
Metadata and ad hoc, to even the score.
But there’s more to be done, and a roadmap ahead,
More opportunities than can fit in my sled!”

He passed me a beer with a gleam in his eye.
“We’ve got the best team, in all of BI.
To our open source platform, the world has been flocking,
A big lump of coal, in ****’s stocking.”

He toasted once more, as he soared towards the heavens,


**** Pick any BI vendor 🙂

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