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October 30th, 2012, 14:03
The "tainted sources" because a problem - for most Linux dev a non-problem, I got this impression) several years ago when it turned out that the developer of a new file system had been sentenced by a court because of I think it was sexual abuse.

The "techies" among them held the position, then, that a man's work should be differenciated from his personal deeds.

At that point I became sick upon this "philosophy" and decided not to follow this discussion anymore.

We have similar problems even today :

- What about Monsanto pressing farmers into buying THEIR grains and nothing else ? And grans that damage the soil and are so … that they can only survive with the help of Monsantos fertilizers ?

- What about rare materials dug out under inhuman conditions in Africa and in South America, for example, but still they are used in cell phones and other similar devices ?

- What about the Blood Diamonds ?

- What about raid diggers ? - This is the German term, the English Wikipedia entry used the Euphemism "Treasure Hunting". Items are stolen from - for example - the depths of Mayan Jungle, sold to Museums everywhere in the world, get labelled "unknown provinience", and the raid diggers are happy with a hefty sum of money !

- What about stolen cell phones ? It has become seemingly kind of a fashion among robbers here to steal cell phones, sell them to used cell phone shops - and be happy with a good sum of money ! - I wouldn't buy from there !

- What about scientific studies paid by e.g. pharmaceutical companies ? Which are suppressing negative results because they don't want them to be known ?

- And why are so many people deciding to just not follow their sense of conscience but instead to give in and take from "tainted sources" no matter what ?

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction. (E.F.Schumacher, Economist, Source)
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