(Tim Starling <ts4294967296(a)hotmail.com>)m>):
Sorry if I gave the wrong impression, but the reason I'm sending it by
private email is so that I control who gets it. As I said on User:Timbot:
:In keeping with Wikipedia policy, the source code is secret,
:however, it will be made available via email to well-behaved
:users if required
Perhaps if The Cunctator or Lee have formed a better impression of you, you
can convince one of them to give you the code.
I express no opinion about Fred, but the code is Tim's to give or
not give to whomever he chooses, and I won't usurp his prerogative.
However, I must say that I find no evidence at all of any "policy"
that bot code should be private. Indeed, I see no reason at all why
shy bots should not be as public as everything else here. Yes,
they are potentially destructive, but so is all technology. Keeping
things like that secret is just security through obscurity--if making
the code free is a problem, then it's a problem we have now already
and should think about ways to ameliorate.
Lee Daniel Crocker <lee(a)piclab.com> <http://www.piclab.com/lee/>
"All inventions or works of authorship original to me, herein and past,
are placed irrevocably in the public domain, and may be used or modified
for any purpose, without permission, attribution, or notification."--LDC