We want to take our current content and all the stuff that matters to this community and deliver it on a site that still speaks to the interests and habits of our current audience, but that is, at the same time, more accessible and shareable by a wider audience.
This is a website for intelligent, highly technical people. The information density is not a detriment, it is a feature.
Trying to attract a wider audience will only force the content to be dumbed down.
Who, in their right mind, would want to destroy the cross-pollination of innovation within the global technology industry?
Dice, do you have the slightest inkling of what you are about to destroy?
It is not.
If I remember correctly, Microsoft was paying large hosting providers like GoDaddy to use IIS over apache
The evidence of that is the "all sites" graph which shows IIS's share increasing vs. the "active sites" graph which shows IIS's share plummeting. IIS appears to be hosting a lot of dead sites, ironically.
I'd want programmers that are driven to write quality software based upon factual reasons, not emotional ones.
In fact, the last thing I would want in a software engineering department is someone who is overly emotional.
What Facebook wants to do is send a text message with a special code to your phone. Letting the app read your text messages allows the app to read the code automatically so you don't have to copy and paste from the messages app.
But what else is the app reading in my text messages?
facebook even collects the posts you start typing but decide not to send.
...Historically, BSD licensing has created some big problems, with companies taking software, adding major features, and then providing it as part of their own Unix without feeding the changes back into the central tree...
And that violates the BSD license, how?
Why do we humans define intelligence such that humans are the most intelligent creatures on this planet?
Is that really a valid definition of intelligence, or just human self-importance and vanity?
Quantum Mechanics is a lovely introduction to Hilbert Spaces! -- Overheard at last year's Archimedeans' Garden Party