Your tax quids at work
Considering that the very citizens they spy on are the people who ultimately foot the bill on these projects, GCHQ should consider open sourcing all of their in-house built software, current or retired. The NSA helped build the SELinux core security systems, and I for one avoid it like the virus that it is. Still, that was software I helped pay for with my tax dollars and it makes sense to release it to the wild. Information must be set free, or at least made available to the people who helped fund it. Release it sooner, or let a Ed Snow [sic] release it later. Either way I'm fine with. Or let China "open source" whatever it is they steal from other governments and companies to boost their "tech skills". It only took them 40 years to steal enough data to make a moon landing possible. In another 40 years they'll invent the Internet again. Looking forward to that. Happy Christmas to all my pagan minions!