A quote from Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations 1776, is the best answer on James Murdoch worry for News Corporation's $32.996 billion USD revenue:
"People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices."
There is, each power of 10 has it's own name. Kilo just happens to be one of the names that gets more used because it's convenient.
10^1 = deca-
10^2 = hecto-
10^3 = kilo-
After that naming is in steps of power of 3 to make things easier. Now if 2^ system had special naming scheme it would be fine to use whatever power of 2 that is appropriate, but unfortunately it has mixed up commonly used prefixes with totally new meanings. Using kilobytes meaning 1024 bytes makes as much sense as having megafeet to mean a mile and not 10^6 feet.
No, it's not an emergency
(Writing as someone who has run an Open Source project before)
If said reporter had never heard of my project before, I cannot think of any use case where I would want to be mentioned under those circumstances. As a comparison, when my work or my group's work has been covered on TV for the evening news (KSBY-6 and NHK-1 respectively) we were given more lead time than that to get ready for the cameras.
Now, if you were looking for my reaction to the latest diarrhea of the mouth from Richard Stallman, I'm not likely to have something written up in advance. I tried to ignore him as best as I could. I'd certainly spend some time and answer questions. I'm not sure what intelligent questions one could ask if the reporter had never heard of XEmacs before getting the article assignment as he wouldn't know why he should be talking to someone like me for balance.
If you don't know about the Great Digital Divide in the open source world with Richard Stallman's name written all over it, you shouldn't be in the business. He most certainly is NOT a universal spokesman.
Now, to warp things around a bit, assume that the Oracle takeover of Sun had taken place in my watch. We have plenty of documentation on our website that details our relationship with Sun and thus why someone should be talking to me. If the reporter had never heard of XEmacs before, I'm don't think I'd want to be in said article. Anything I might have to say is going to get lost in confusion.
What I'm mainly getting out of this is that you seem to not only want to use our code for free, you are expecting us to write your "news" articles for you too and slap your byline on our writing.
Correct me if I'm wrong. Under the scenario you have described, I don't want to be mentioned in the article if you haven't done enough research to know why you should be talking to me. But if you had, I'd certainly be willing to give you a quote or two.
The only perfect science is hind-sight.