[tor-project] The Tor Project Social Contract

Matthew Finkel matthew.finkel at gmail.com
Sun Jul 31 05:47:24 UTC 2016

On Thu, Jul 28, 2016 at 10:56:00PM +0000, Alison wrote:
> Hello good people of tor-project@! I'm excited to present to you
> something that a number of us core members have been working on for some
> time now: the Tor Project Social Contract 1.0 [1]. Modeled after the
> Debian Social Contract [2], the Tor Project Social Contract is a set of
> promises to our community about what Tor stands for and why we create it.

> If accepting: your florid prose about why you love it and think it's an
> astonishing work of art that reflects the diligence and care exercised
> by the authors is quite welcome. A show of hands (writing an email that
> says +1) is also fine. Questions are welcome.

My ascii-artisitic talent is seriously lacking compared with isis, so I won't
even embaress myself with that. So, a haiku:

Onions stink online
the community lives and
Community thrives

> Thank you for your feedback, and thank you to all of the Tor folks who
> worked on this, especially Lunar and Roger, who got it started.

I'm so happy this is nearly an official document. There was a lot of time and
thought that went into it.

Alison, thanks so much for driving this. We wouldn't be this close to having
a social contract without you.

> [1]
> https://storm.torproject.org/shared/UleWiALOvWDnWxEqPcAfr49tkHaM-h7PlSmoHlRb5Rv
> [2] https://www.debian.org/social_contract
> [3] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rough_consensus
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