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  • What do you mean by "open source" in this context?
    • I'm really confused as to why people are misunderstanding this. By "open source" I mean "you're allowed to read the source code". I'm not confusing this with free software. I don't have a problem with companies selling their software or having a restrictive license, but if that software threatens my liberty or safety, I should at least have the right to make sure it's fair.

      • I agree 100% with you then.

        I think the "misunderstanding" might be that people who use the term "open source" do mean different things by it. Which is why I wanted a clarification of what "you" meant by it.

        The question now is...can we get it into law? : )
        • Sorry if my reply sounded snarky :) You're absolutely right that people sometimes widely expand what "open source" means. I keep forgetting that bit.

  • I sent an email to my Congressman advocating just this subject.
    • I think that's a wonderful idea. But you're right, it's crazy :) Still, I'd be excited as hell to see that happen.