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Connor's blog post had nothing to do with locking down the components directory. By trying to tie together two things that have nothing to do with each other, this article really creates a false impression. The article should be updated and/or withdrawn.
The components directory was locked down so that all add-ons would have to be installed through the normal Add-ons Manager mechanism, meaning that users would know they were installed, would be able to manage them through the Add-ons Manager UI, and would have the option to uninstall them. The components directory was locked down to prevent sneaky installers from adding add-ons that the user didn't know was there and couldn't remove.
Connor's post was about plans to create an easier (for users and developers) way to create add-ons. That's it.
the lost toolbag was supposed to have been tied in -- by someone else
There's one thing to add to this discussion -- the toolbag that was lost was supposed to have have been tied into the bigger bag the astros carry on the spacewalk. If you listen to the voice channel during the spacewalk, you can hear Heidemarie say it "was not transferred", meaning it wasn't tied in. It was supposed to have been tied in before the spacewalk started, and tying it in was another astronaut's job, not Heidemarie 's. She takes the heat for something that wasn't here fault, but she's too much of a pro to waste time pointing that out.