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Re^4: Status of Recent User Information Leak

by biohisham (Priest)
on Aug 15, 2009 at 12:11 UTC ( #788867=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^3: Status of Recent User Information Leak
in thread Status of Recent User Information Leak

Yeah, you have a point there, when you talk about each one of the services you mentioned, Linux and down to Facebook, remember, these guys are companies, they are established as companies, they have many other sources of income and hence they could afford rendering a free service or more than one free service "or flavor", setting the standards for the industry.

That is one side, the other side is, the amount of huge businesses that advertise their contents through these sites is another source of income which is generous, here at PM, it is much of a community participation or cooperative work, the members themselves donate and share for the betterment of the site - more or less of course- You really have a point that it is frustrating when a leak takes place but considering the circumstances where this matter happened is worth noticing, first, the server that had these information was a retired one and second, it was a remote probability that it could be accessed. I am not vouching for PM and I am not sympathizing with those who got their passwords compromised and neither am I implying that a free service has downgrades simply because it is free, those who got other sources of stability can afford a top-of-the-bar standard easier than can others, it is sad, but the responsibility is mutual and so is the burden here at Perl Monks.



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Re^5: Status of Recent User Information Leak
by Argel (Prior) on Sep 22, 2009 at 23:26 UTC
    Oh what the heck, since I'm revisting this thread....
    Yeah, you have a point there, when you talk about each one of the services you mentioned, Linux and down to Facebook, remember, these guys are companies, they are established as companies, they have many other sources of income and hence they could afford rendering a free service or more than one free service "or flavor", setting the standards for the industry.
    Actually, "linux" [sic] isn't a company, though there are companies that create Linux distros. And Firefox is put out by the Mozilla Foundation, so once again, not a company. Companies provide funds to help these projects out and may even assign people to work on these projects but at the end of the day they are not companies. But more importantly, Perl benefits in the same way! Furthermore, PerlMonks is part of The Perl Foundation, which makes it similar to the Mozilla Foundation.

    Your comments may make sense for the rest of the list, but they are way off-base for Linux and Firefox.

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