No Government, Corporation, Organization, Group, individual or otherwise should
make any exclusive claim to any internet resource. Basic principles of fairness
dictate that internet resources should serve the greatest public good as a
resource, not narrow commercial interests.
In a nut shell the internet means freedom. A more advanced internet done right
means freedom and autonomy. There is a world so wonderful and exciting just
waiting for us. Up until now, we've lacked the technology and the vision to get
us there. Be patient and arm yourselves with awareness and knowledge. That is
90% of our journey.
Always remember, no one is worthy of absolute power. No one! A truly righteous
man would never hold such a thing. A truly righteous man would never want it. In
many cases, we are just giving gate keepers absolute power. This must not stand.
Now class is in session.
* You need to learn three internet laws:
Law 1. - The internet belongs to
know one and everyone. It is like the air we breath. No one has
the right to control access and use of air. Granting others (Gate Keepers) the
privilege to provide you services is just that, a privilege. It is not a mandate
to impose their ideology, greed or agendas on users. The internet is much too
important and powerful a medium to just seed that kind of power to anyone or
entity. The handling of the internet is a serious responsibility. It is time we
become acquainted with the dangerous ramifications of a maturing internet. It is
about to grow up.
Law 2. - The
people who participate in the net are the ones who are the most important,
because without you there is no net. So don’t be easily convinced that you or
powerless and have no control. That is what OsiXs is about. The purpose of OsiXs
is to help humanity take ownership of what is rightfully hers (Cyberspace)
Law 3. -
The net should remain just as open as the air we breath.
You better believe, if someone could put controls on the air we breath and then
sell it to us, it would happen. And you better believe you will pay a hefty price
for what is already yours. The same will happen if you allow the technocrats to
steal your future. The price is much too high. Learn about the Gate Keepers and
you'll be fine.
Most of us don’t have time or the skill to figure out what the internet or the
web is all about and what it means for our future. By some means, we must make
time because the stakes are just that high.
It is just as important as knowing about the constitution, bill of rights and
everything else that revolves around learning your rights and how to assert and
We have listed a couple of sites below that have demonstrated a record fairness
and openness in the interest of the common good to promote healthy growth of the net.
You must learn to spot the gate keepers and reject them at every turn. They
offer sweets while they quietly deal you poison, beware.
http://www.eff.org/ - EFF is a nonprofit group
of passionate people — lawyers, technologists, volunteers, and visionaries —
working to protect your digital rights.
http://www.pccharter.net/ - The People's
Communication Charter is a first step in the development of a permanent movement
concerned with the quality of our communication environment
http://www.cpsr.org/ - CPSR is a public
interest alliance of computer scientists and others concerned about the impact
of computer technology on society.
http://www.publicknowledge.org - Public Knowledge is
group working to defend your rights in the emerging digital culture.
- The Center for
Digital Democracy is committed to preserving the openness and diversity of the
Internet in the broadband era, and to realizing the full potential of digital