Date: 2016-06-08 02:32 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
What you are describing isn't a hero but a firebrand. Healthy, functioning communities tend to have methods to leverage the work of firebrands while protecting neophytes from getting burned by them. While I can't say for sure, your (and my) careful avoidance of the actual individual, and the slow drip of reports coming in sure seem to describe a tech community that a) isn't healthy, b) isn't functioning very well, and c) is made up of participants who are scared as hell of getting burned.

If a single bad actor can sink the entire community into a Chaumian whirlpool of paranoia, it's time to stop using the pronoun "we" because it no longer holds any meaning.
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Power management, mobile and firmware developer on Linux. Security developer at Google. Ex-biologist. @mjg59 on Twitter. Content here should not be interpreted as the opinion of my employer.

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