[tor-project] The Tor Project Social Contract

Arthur D. Edelstein arthuredelstein at gmail.com
Sun Jul 31 06:00:53 UTC 2016

+1. Thank you to those who drafted this contract. I'm very happy that
human rights are so prominently invoked.

On Thu, Jul 28, 2016 at 3:56 PM, Alison <macrina at riseup.net> 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.
> I'm sharing it with all of you today so that we can work on
> ratification. I think that the best way to do this is as follows:
> By 6 August at 00:00 UTC, please respond to me or to the list if you
> accept or object to this social contract so that we can ratify this
> through rough consensus [3].
> If objecting: Please be specific about your objections so that we can
> discuss changes as needed. If you respond directly to me, I will assume
> that you don't want your name shared with the group, but please specify
> if you don't want your comments shared either. NB: THIS IS NOT AN
> INVITATION TO EDIT BY COMMITTEE. I'm interested in feedback like "this
> does not represent the Tor that I know" not "I'd like this sentence
> reworded". Please also be kind, because this was written by humans.
> 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.
> If this is successfully ratified, I will publish it on the Tor blog and
> in some other places: probably the "About Tor" section of the website
> and on the Community Team wiki. If you have great ideas for other places
> this should live, let me know!
> 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.
> Alison
> [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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