Written by Lance Walter, posted with permission…
â€˜Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the source,
No code was committed, itâ€™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?
â€˜Twas, he, Richard Daley, and a full case of beer!
He spoke as he poured, Jack and Coke he did mix
â€œThe team had a helluva year in â€™06.â€
I opened my brew and I chugged it so quick,
Holiday drinking, me and Saint Dick.
â€œThe big BI vendors have made me displeased
Theyâ€™re reaming their customers with outrageous fees!
And what in the world, can right such a wrong?
Why, a global community, ten thousand strong!â€
â€œWith ETL, OLAP, Reporting and more
Metadata and ad hoc, to even the score.
But thereâ€™s more to be done, and a roadmap ahead,
More opportunities than can fit in my sled!â€
He passed me a beer with a gleam in his eye.
â€œWeâ€™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 ****â€™s stocking.â€
He toasted once more, as he soared towards the heavens,
â€œWATCH OUT FOR PENTAHO IN 2007!â€
**** Pick any BI vendor 🙂