This law exists mainly for avoiding corruption. Not saying all those laws are good or working, but Finland is one of the least corrupted countries in EU (or bribes the right people).
Am I getting old or does that make no sense?
It makes perfect sense, shared common data. Why keep one independent lausy dataset, when you can make one large good one together. Is this not whats open source is all about?
Now, that would be a real world stress test for torrents
Few times I have installed OS with wrong keyboard layout. This is not big problem normally. But when you switch your layout after install. You better to remember run passwd too. At least if you have many special characters in your password. Luckily I had one root shell open both times. Visible password would have prevented this close call.