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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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