This came up again because of a comment on another ongoing drama in development land. There's a developer on the outs for making pretty shitty code. The article covering it pointed out he'd been convicted of crimes related to being a shitty landlord.
Somebody in the comments claimed that behavior outside of their direct development work shouldn't have any bearing on what goes on with the development work. I made a simple reply reminding him of the Hans Reiser saga.
We come here in search of a place to express our thoughts outside of the direct control and surveillance of unaccountable, mega-corporations. There is no common theme that binds us other than these being the bonds we've chosen rather than those that have been chosen for us.