Obama is about the most blustery president we've ever had. The guy talks about the best game out there but I've yet to see him actually follow through with his principles.
Close Guantanamo? Just kidding!
Respect the constitution? Only further than 100 mile from the border!
Fix patents? We're half way there!
Open and free internet? We'll keep CISPA around JUST IN CASE.
Being a US citizen? We might need to kill you later, so don't go too far.
Can you imagine the outrage if the world treated human orphans the same way they treat copyright orphans.
"Hey, kid. You don't seem to have parents, but we aren't 100% sure on that fact. Instead we are just going to lock you in a closet and and not feed, bathe, or attend to you and if no one comes to claim you by 70 years after your death then we will let someone adopt you! Good luck!"
You fell victim to one of the classic blunders - The most famous of which is "never get involved with gay gamers on Reddit" - but only slightly less well-known is this: "Never go against a gay Sicilian when death is on the line"! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Ha ha ha...
I understand what you are saying, but you are talking about combining technology we currently have. What I was getting at was that at some point, new technology will be developed that will cure the current ills in the system.
I've been saying this for a while that I consider this to be a somewhat good thing. There are many things that we do on the internet that are just plain unsecure (email, http browsing, bit torrent) and I see this as a good thing as it will push us to create more secure protocols and procedures.
It is really unfortunate that this has to be the impetus for introducing more secure measures, but these tribulations will lead to a stronger internet.
"If people see this and respond, well no one is really going to get those types of penalties" then they obviously haven't read stories about Aaron Swartz vs the ax that Carmen Ortiz was grinding to a nub.
Seriously, this is just another selectively enforced law to get at whomever the government wants to get at.
So you would put the pieces (modules, databases tools, etc) into open source repositories. You wouldn't email the whole system to the Republicans. The republicans would still have to figure out how to organize it, build a useful website, fit all the pieces together, manage the whole project, and on and on.
If someone sent me the source code for Android, it isn't like I can just copy it over to my phone and BAM! I've got an awesome phone. There are about a million moving parts that need to be fix and massaged.