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What does tech say?
By Dave Winer on Monday, December 20, 2010 at 7:53 AM.

I saw Reporters Without Borders issue a position on WikiLeaks, urging the US govt to not prosecute. permalink

I've been looking for a way to make a similar statement from the point of view of someone rooted in tech, saying that it's important for the future of the net itself that it get the same freedom that offline media gets. permalink

What I came up with... permalink  permalink

You don't have to agree with the exact statement in order to endorse it, in fact it's better if you don't. Copy the text, edit it as you see fit, and post it on your site. That's why it has a Creative Commons license. That's how we can show that we're not standing alone.  permalink

Or copy it exactly as you found it, and link to it. Think of it as an open-source letter signing, on the net. permalink

I don't expect tech companies to get on board here (though it would be nice if they did). But I am hopeful that the individuals in tech will stand up for the First Amendment. permalink

It's time to stand up. Find a way to say, no matter where you live, that freedom of speech happens everywhere, including the net. permalink

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