"Writing is nothing to be ashamed
of, but do it in private
and wash your hands afterwards."
-Robert A. Heinlein
Oh yes. We write when we have an idea and want to share it with the rest of the world. The human thirst for knowledge is only matched by the human desire to tell everyone else our knowledge.
However, not everyone feels this way, and that is why we have patents, copyright laws, encryption, and the Microsoft Corporation.