domenica, gennaio 30, 2011

Open Leaks è online

Open Leaks, il sito fondato da Daniel Domscheit-Berg (ex Wikileaks) è finalmente online.
Qui un video che ne spiega il funzionamento:

OpenLeaks 101 from openleaks on Vimeo.

Qualche settimana fa, su TechPresident, Micah Sifry aveva scritto un pezzo lungo e dettagliato (con brani di intervista a Domscheit-Berg) sull'approccio di Open Leaks rispetto a Wikileaks, considerando le richieste di fondi delle due organizzazioni alla Knight Foundation:
In essence, where the Wikileaks Knight proposal would have been giving news sites a widget that would redirect leakers to the Wikileaks central hub, in keeping with Domscheit-Berg and his collaborators' vision of a more distributed, decentralized system, OpenLeaks is planning to give potential partners their own self-contained and integrated platform for managing leaks. Says Domscheit-Berg, "The submission system described on the Knight proposal would have used a button like feature that news orgs would have placed on their website that would have redirected them to the WL page." And what that would have meant is Wikileaks' editor or editors making the decisions on what was important, acting as a bottle-neck on the flow of information
Nelle parole di Berg, l'approccio di Open Leaks ha diversi vantaggi [il grassetto è mio]:
Firstly the system will scale better with each new participant. Secondly, the source is the one that will have a say in who should exclusively be granted first access to material, while also ensuring that material will be distributed to others in the system after a period of exclusive access. Thirdly, we will make use of existing resources, experience, manpower etc [to] deal with submissions to more efficiently. Fourthly, we will be able to deliver information more directly to where it matters and will be used, while remaining a neutral service ourselves. And last but not least, this approach will create a large union of shared interests in the defense of the rights to run an anonymous post-drop in the digital world.

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