[tor-project] The Tor Project Social Contract

Peter Todd pete at petertodd.org
Sat Jul 30 18:51:34 UTC 2016

On Sat, Jul 30, 2016 at 08:30:35PM +0200, Lunar wrote:
> Virgil Griffith:
> > The only part that concerns me is explicitly defining "We advance human
> > rights" as part of Tor's core mission.
> > 
> > The problem is that many people who need Tor the most live in countries in
> > which Tor's active alignment with liberal human rights advocacy would
> > substantially (certainly non-negligibly) increase the chance of Tor being
> > banned.
> If we are going to think strategy, I suggest that we pause on a more
> pressing problem from my point of view. We really need to keep Tor legal
> in places where it has been embrassed or tolerated so far.
> That means we need the general population and lawmakers of countries
> which signed the universal declaration of human rights to understand
> that you can't properly exercise articles 12 (privacy), 18 (freedom of
> thoughts), 19 (freedom of expression), 20 (freedom of association), 27
> (knowledge sharing) in a digital world.
> By reclaiming our narative on why we make Tor from the
> deep-dark-marina-abyssal web depicted by clickbait headlines, we give
> ourselves one more stand that should help us to keep doing what we do.

Strongly agree.

https://petertodd.org 'peter'[:-1]@petertodd.org
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