What good is the cypherpunk philosophy?

grarpamp grarpamp at gmail.com
Mon Jul 22 18:10:42 PDT 2019

On 7/22/19, \0xDynamite <dreamingforward at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> What good is the cypherpunk philosophy?
>>> The cypherpunk philosophy can't make public knowledge any more public
>>> than it already is.

> They effectively can.  FOIA requests make public knowledge more
> public, for example.

No, if you had to FOIA it, it by definition was not
public knowledge, you had to beg some gatekeepers
in power to be gracious enough to bother giving it to you,
to consider if it meant anything to them first, etc.

Don't confuse

"published entire project everything from day one and
continually held out in public for all public to read, evaluate,
voluntarily continue support of or participation in, debate, etc"


"the public 'paid' for it by foolishly letting govts steal
from them to do so, then govt kept secret from them
what the public 'owns'".

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