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I feel as you do. As much as I am loathe to accept anything coming out of one of these organizations as an open-source project, I think it may actually do us more harm than good by attacking this project out of protest for the way they use their tools.

We can be as negative as we wish towards these agencies, but rejecting any and all attempts at communicating with the open source community is a strong way to reinforce their already insular culture. Embracing these projects in some way or another can possibly work as positive feedback toward greater organizational transparency, if not by the brass, than by the developers and engineers that work in these organizations.




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