Steve Yegge wrote:Java programmers around the globe are in a panic today over a Wikileaks press release issued at 8:15am GMT. Wikileaks announced that they will re-release the source code for thousands of Open Source Java projects, making all access modifiers 'public' and all classes and members non-'final'.
It carries on for quite some time. Quite an entertaining read.
I hear all these lefties crying to 'protect the code' but it did fine for years without our protection. Code raised in an overly protected environment is unable to compete in the wild. Say No to enforced regulation and Yes to Open systems that stand bare to all and survive by their own merits.