Open source espionage

Who'd a thunk it? According to the Boston Globe, the US government has begun posting millions of documents seized from Iraq on the Interweb, in hopes that Arabic speakers the world over will help with the translation task.

The docs have apparently been skimmed by professionals, so they're not expecting to find any secret diaries.

I'm frankly a bit shocked, myself. Does this mean the administration is rethinking the merits of open-source production?

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