Saturday, 8 December 2012

Open Rights Group

So, we are now members of Open Rights Group. i.e. A&A are members now.

They seem to have principles that fit well with me, and with us as an ISP, so why not. Just normal membership, nothing special (yet), but I am sure every little helps.

I do think people should be free to communicate. The idea of "freedom of speech" is one of the things the US seem to have got vaguely right some of the time. Not only is intercepting, monitoring, and blocking communications against basic civil liberties, and expensive and difficult, it is also totally pointless as anyone with anything to hide can bypass it. It only ever inconveniences normal people. That is not to say you don't have laws against things, but it is not the communications itself that should be the target of laws. Just my opinion there.

May have to look at sponsoring one of their events or doing a talk even. I am sure I could do something on the technical challenges of running an ISP, and trying to do the right thing.

2 comments:

  1. Well done! Fancy joining the Pirate Party too? It just so happens we could do with a little help right now... https://www.pirateparty.org.uk/Help

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