Now I'm gonna meditate on my errors and refrain from commenting or modding for some time. Smiley face.
I guess there are several kinds of people, those like you (I think I get your point), and those like me : *I* was really fascinated about computers and programming *per se*.
It was not about one or a few particular goals, it is about the idea of an infinity of things that became possible, and being able to bring new kinds of solutions to almost anybody on the planet. In this regard, somehow I'm joining your point, because of course there always are ultimate goals, but they were not my own : they were other people's goals that I thrived to reach using my craft : programming.
This is the project leader's job to monitor this, and talk with developers who need to make progress on this...
The only attack is to get the users private key, which can be encrypted on their machine behind passwords, biometrics, or whatever.
Here is the problem with your suggestion. I don't think Joe Sixpack or my aunt Monique would take proper care of their private keys.
Biometrics may help with that, but there is no universal&practical solution right now.
But, excellent idea. Mate is the way to go for LM12 (IMHO), and I'm sure this will be a very popular decision.
I thought Mate was a Gnome2 fork, this (Cinnamon) is a Gnome3 fork.
So, which is the way to go ?
Even if they don't merge back, I feel they should still work together (or did I miss something ?)
"A launch you'd better believe in".
A good thing it's friggin' late here, I'm alone in the open space (in this kind of space, everyone can hear you scream. Or laugh your ass off.)