63205543 story Vint Cerf on Why Programmers Don't Join the ACM 213 Posted by timothy on Thursday July 31, 2014 @03:01AM from the other-than-that-how-was-the-parade? dept. jfruh writes "The Association for Computing Machinery is a storied professional group for computer programmers, but its membership hasn't grown in recent years to keep pace with the industry. Vint Cerf, who recently concluded his term as ACM president, asked developers what was keeping them from signing up. Their answers: paywalled content, lack of information relevant to non-academics, and code that wasn't freely available."