[tor-project] The Tor Project Social Contract

dawuud dawuud at riseup.net
Sun Jul 31 12:39:35 UTC 2016

Dear Alison and the other authors of Tor Project Social Contract 1.0,

Thanks for your hard work! +1 for the new social contract.

I find it VERY SUSPICIOUS that anyone would argue against human rights being specified
especially if that person operates tor2web servers which allows them to be an intermediary
for other people's communication. I think our commitment to human rights means that we
should seek to eliminate these types of distributed systems that do not praise either
the end to end principal or the principal of least authority. They create deep pockets
of authority but instead we should seek to more widely distribute the authority among
the many actors in the system.

No SPOFS (single points of failure)
No admins!


On Sun, Jul 31, 2016 at 04:01:16PM +0800, Virgil Griffith wrote:
> I see the writing on the wall.
> I'll close that I think a pivot from Tor being an organization that
> is "foremost privacy" to a "foremost human rights" vastly increased
> the risk to run
> relays in PETS-needy regions.  This is not a theoretical maybe.  I've cited
> concrete, tangible evidence for this increase risk.
> Bluntly, I think this pivot takes the 30% of the world population who
> constitute Tor's most needy users and operators, and throws them under the
> bus.
> -V
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