Re: I could not agree more
Such a law, as I am envisaging it, would explicitly ban vendors who refuse to release the Source Code from selling their software. If the government wanted to play hardball, they would also annul the relevant copyrights in the now-unsaleable software -- they give them, and they can take them away. So the vendors might think they were taking their ball and going home ..... But everyone would still have copies of their ball. And a whole new Open Source project could start out of the decompiled remains of the original, former proprietary code,
Besides which, "giving information to The Enemy" is not really a hardship if everyone has to do it.