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Re: Information sharing

by robartes (Priest)
on Jun 04, 2004 at 19:49 UTC ( #361176=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Information sharing

Finally, I would put forth that by choosing what information we will and won't share on a community level is to perform the same kind of censorship that we, as Westerners, decry as "totalitarian" and "fascist".

IMHO, you're comparing apples and oranges here. On the one hand, you have a community of people deciding to not do a certain thing, or -- to put it in grander words -- to set a certain moral standard. That's us deciding not to encourage cracking activity by not answering freak's questions. On the other hand, you have a non representative, mostly democratically unelected group of people misusing power to deny information and knowledge to vast masses of other people with the single purpose of protecting their own power. These are two vastly different things.

As to the issue that sparked this thread, I'm firmly on merlyn's side. One could say that someone who explicitely has to ask for this sort of information, and does it in such a thinly veiled way will never be a big threat, so why bother, but there are legions of script kiddies out there to disprove that point.

++dragonchild for starting this interesting discussion


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