(10e @ Mar 17 2009, 05:03 AM)
agree with that, except if you were standing next to Salvation Army Santa and stealing Far Cry 2 NoCD CRACKers off the shelf and were victimized because that's where your focus was, it's really a case of two wrongs not making a right. Both are illegal, and some extremists would say "you got what you deserve".
It's too bad, because sometimes those NoCD "updates" are helpful when draconian DRM policies require a user to jump through hoops to use a game they purchased. Funny enough, the thread on FoldingForum where it was first detected, was a folder who was wondering why his machine was folding poorly
The reason I said I didn't mind, is because while I don't do it (and my electrical bills will reflect it), others borg work machines and family/friend machines, which is kind of a system of "bartering" help for folding points (in a sense).
So if I were to apply the same black and white mentality then I would say "no borging whatsoever", but that would be extreme and too absolute for my Canadian sensibilities
What Team FTL did was illegal and against F at H rules and borging is (at least) not against folding at home rules, though may (at times) be illegal if work machines are involved.
Either way, I don't think penalizing them is going to change anything. I unfortunately think they should be shut down. Really no more should be expected by team members if they are just joining a "software group" for folding anyways. FTL has been around for some time and makes some really nice .NFO files