Because it's "stuff that matters."
Who do you imagine are their customers, and what is it that you imagine that they're selling?
You're probably wrong on both counts.
...where NSA contracts begin. Much to the surprise of absolutely no-one at all.
Where's my mod points when I really need them???
Google's chief internet evangelist, Vint Cerf, suggests that privacy is a fairly new development that may not be sustainable. "Privacy may actually be an anomaly," Cerf said at an FTC event yesterday while taking questions. Elaborating, he explained that privacy wasn't even guaranteed a few decades ago: he used to live in a small town without home phones where the postmaster saw who everyone was getting mail from. "In a town of 3,000 people there is no privacy. Everybody knows what everybody is doing."
This is, of course, ignoring the fact that people left the small towns for a reason -and that it was a federal crime for your local letter carrier to be snooping through your mail to begin with."
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Apparently so, since any comments pointing out how prone this will be to abuse, and the nature of the abuse, are being aggressively down-modded.
...software contrary to corporate (RIAA/BSA) interests?
maybe they have some sort of hobbyest program, like mysql or something?
HURD was announced in 1990, "What is love" came out in 1993, "Hurt" came out in 1994...
The More You Know!
At my house, we call SyFy "the reason we cancelled the cable service"
Hah! And people said Apple would never release their Reality Distortion Field tech for general use!
the first non-european pope
Whoa -slow down there, cowboy!
Why yes, sir, I am.
Not exactly a regret, but I bet you he cries himself to sleep at night when he sees the reverses in software openness that the IT industry has made (going mobile, going cloud, etc) and the steps backwards we've made in the last few years.
It's gotta be hard to see the open source movement snatch defeat from the jaws of victory...
they don't get the girl at all.