OO is closures on steroids; why continue to use them?
What is a closure? It is a way of preserving data which can be accessed later via a single function. What is an object? It is a way of preserving data which can be accessed later via many methods. OO is augmented closures.
Fool me once, shame on you.
Fool me twice, shame on me.
This is not the first time Microsoft declared itself as open source. If they were dedicated to open source back then, they wouldn't be in a position to announce they open source; everyone would already know it. Put your money where your mouth is, Microsoft. Until they open-source Windows, Office, and Visual Studio, they are lying. And lairs are not to be trusted.
There is no American law which prevents America from spying on non-Americans. We've signed no treaty that says we won;t spy on foreign countries. That means it is by definition legal for us to do so.
The laws in the article you linked to are all non-American, mostly from the Commonwealth Realms.
So? That's the whole point. American exceptionalism is thinking that Americans can break laws in other countries and get away with it because they're special. That's why the world hates Americans. They have double standards. They can break laws in other countries but if others come to America, woe betides them is they break the law.
"Roman Polanski makes his own blood. He's smart -- that's why his movies work." -- A brilliant director at "Frank's Place"