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Subject Re: Replacement login information for Rastadog at Apache OpenOffice Templates
Date Tue, 01 Apr 2014 04:08:36 GMT
Dear Sirs or automated reply unit:

You outdid yourselves by sending me an "Information" e-Mail that
contained no information.  I foolishly tried to find some of the
alleged "providers" of  the "code" that appears to be required as a
handshake of sorts between the provider and client.   Unfortunately, 
this supposedly "simple" improvement on logins ----- makes me have to
ask the following -----  (1)  exactly what purpose does it serve?, 
(2) it requests about as much accessible personal info as NSA (who
incidentally will have no problems whatsoever in hacking this
information), and (3) it requires me to waste time getting onto a
web-site that at one time tried to claim that they were Open Source. 
The latter is a meaningless claim when the net effect of your ID login
is to become useful only to companies like Google and others who
profit on metadata, and will clearly be thrilled to get more than ever
dumped into their servers under the guise of "security".  There hasn't
been any internet security for so long that the claim is ludicrous on
its face.  More to the point, exactly why does an open source vendor
of an "Office" product need this type of security?  My experience with
your web-site was sufficiently infuriating that I will make no future
effort to obtain you product.  
I recall downloading OpenOffice  before it needed this level of
guarding, a simple e-mail address and login name was sufficient.  That
minimal interaction didn't seem to present a hazard to either
SourceForge or Apache as you both remain in business.  Frankly, I am
glad that you are, and applaud your many software introductions over
the years.  So I wonder what has changed so much to lead you down the
very same path of various surveillance agencies?  Perhaps (hopefully)
it was meant as attempted countermeasure to our complete loss of
privacy. On the latter point,  I would simply remind you of all the
other methods of software protection and privacy that have failed to
achieve either over the span of the last 40 years.  This one won't
fare any better, but will assuredly lose you clients.  How can you be
such brilliant coders and not grasp that you have become involved in a
software "Arms Race" in which you have ZERO chance of prevailing, but
an enormously high probability of further eroding what little privacy
remains.  Unintended consequences, particularly when unanticipated,
are particularly difficult learning experiences.  Best of luck when
you finally grasp that your work will ultimately become the death
knell for the internet, as you will have been a big help in its
further abrogation of constitutional rights, and even worse you will
have helped militarize it beyond recognition.
So, I actually don't need Open Office in the slightest, and am sorry
that despite you cleverness in coding, that cleverness plays no part
in your appreciation of your malignant social impact.
Best regards,M. Urban, Ph.D.
On March 31, 2014 at 7:05 PM, "Apache OpenOffice Templates"  wrote:   
		Replacement login information for Rastadog at Apache OpenOffice

	A request to reset the password for your account has been made at
Apache OpenOffice Templates. 

	You may now log in by clicking this link or copying and pasting it to
your browser:

	This link can only be used once to log in and will lead you to a page
where you can set your password. It expires after one day and nothing
will happen if it's not used. 

	--  Apache OpenOffice Templates team                 
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