Declaration of Internet Freedom is an initiative to make the Intenet as free and open. It aims to defend the rights of netizens in having access to the content on the Intenet in a transparent manner while protecting everyone's privacy.
OSI, a community non-profit organisation which promotes awareness of non-propreitary software and approvers of open-source conformant licesnses, has recently posted that they have been added as a signatory to the Declaration of Internet Freedom movement.
The Declaration of Internet Freedom espouses the following 5 basic principles :
- Expression: Don't censor the Internet.
- Access: Promote universal access to fast and affordable networks.
- Openness: Keep the Internet an open network where everyone is free to connect, communicate, write, read, watch, speak, listen, learn, create and innovate.
- Innovation: Protect the freedom to innovate and create without permission. Dont block new technologies, and dont punish innovators for their users' actions.
- Privacy: Protect privacy and defend everyones ability to control how their data and devices are used
OSI not only endorsed these Declaration's principles, but also urge communitites and authorities worldwide to follow their example.
OSI was in news recently for their tiff with another Open, non-profit organisation over the usage of their logo. It is good to see that instead of squabbing over petty issues, the organisation is also taking healthy steps towards protecting the basic rights of the people.