@ ianlee – Heh heh. You troublemaker
Although, the inner smarty-pants in me wants to point out that I may or may not have been censuring Mike, as my original post didn’t address him directly. Perhaps I was just typing into the wind
In all seriousness though, a lot of the things we do here can potentially be used for illegal and/or nefarious purposes. If a forum poster specifically posted something that was clearly illegal, then [em]I[/em] wouldn’t want to participate, and of course GHI can intervene, since it’s their forum.
But using this thread as an example, we don’t know what the actual relationship between the OP and the hired programmer is. The OP may own the rights to the code, but then again, he may not. It is not clear who owns the code and it is not stated. Because it’s ambiguous, each of us naturally interprets the request our own way, like an inkblot test. Some may see the question as innocuous, while others may not. I think in an ambiguous situation such as this, we should let individual posters decide if and how to respond.
For example, I can ask this question:
“How can I use a FEZ to receive a signal from a cellphone and in turn pulse an output to a connected device?”
There’s really no way for anyone here to validate exactly what this “device” is and whether it could be something fairly nasty. In the absence of compelling clues to the contrary, I would prefer to give my fellow forum-posters the benefit of the doubt and assume they aren’t out to do evil. Otherwise, we could all end up being suspicious of each other, especially with the particular toys that we’re playing with.