A good question

I've just been having a drink here in Washington with Doc Searls and J.J. Sutherland, a producer from NPR, who spends way too much of his time in Baghdad.

Doc and I were waxing lyrical about the web and it's potential to do good in the world and J.J. asked why even a little of the effort that has gone into the many, many open source projects could not have been directed to making it harder for the web to be used to spread terror.

We didn't have a good answer - do any of you?