You're not a climatologist, you're implying that public access will come to erroneous conclusions, and you're complaining about dogma?
"Wow! I could swear I was really playing virtual skeeball!"
1) Tap into old school hacker community mentality.
2) Rely on good people to do your large organizations work for free.
3) Degrade your own service.
Of course peolpe helping each other and a solid community are great, but in the context of this happening in lieu of large for-profit organizations providing quality service? I think not.
Seeing how they point out how this can save them millions of dollars leaves me nonplussed.
"A supercomputer is a device for turning compute-bound problems into I/O-bound problems."
I don't disagree.
I also don't condone people annoying other people.
My point is that the phrase "sexual harassment" seems to get thrown about all too easily.
Politics: A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage. -- Ambrose Bierce