Transparency and Privacy

Ygg2 4 days ago

Power demands transparency. Lack of power should give you some privacy.

An individual has right to privacy and to waive said privacy when it considers appropriate. The case with Stallman you mention was waiving some of his rights to give his colleagues easier access.

Powerful organization should be forced to be transparent to maximum extent that is reasonable – you shouldn’t be forced to give out your trade/state secrets, but classifying everything as such and hiding is a worse transgression. They don’t have the right to waive their transparency when it suits them.

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