[tor-project] The Tor Project Social Contract

Lunar lunar at torproject.org
Wed Aug 3 17:34:03 UTC 2016

Paul Syverson:
> On Wed, Aug 03, 2016 at 04:49:00PM +0000, Alison wrote:
> > The added line is "we will make most of our tools free of cost". Is that
> > descriptive enough?

I'm not sure it covers the intent that (at least for me) came with this
discussion. I'd like us to state we don't want cost to be a barrier to
access our tools, rather than just a half-statement.

> "Most" might invite people to contemplate what fraction of the tools are
> free of cost: Is it 51%, three-quarters, all but a few exceptions, etc.?
> This is a distraction from the point being made.
> How about, "We will generally make our "

I like the long list, but it might be too long…

Anyway, another angle:

    3. Our tools are universally available to access, use, adapt, and

    The more diverse our users, the less simply being a user of Tor
    implies about any user, so we aim to create tools that anyone can
    access and use. We do not restrict access to our tools unless it is
    for the security of all users. {+Wealth should not be a determining
    factor to access our tools, and we do our best to distributed them
    free of charge or at a fair price.+} We design, build, and deploy
    our tools without collecting identifiable information about our
    users.  We expect the code and research we publish to be improved by
    many different people, and that is only possible if everyone has the
    ability to use, copy, modify, and redistribute our tools.

I'm glad we're trying to improve this.

Lunar                                             <lunar at torproject.org>
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