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Re: [atlarge-discuss] Members' rights
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- Subject: Re: [atlarge-discuss] Members' rights
- From: Eray Ozkural <email@example.com>
- Date: Wed, 22 May 2002 13:19:09 +0300
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On Wednesday 22 May 2002 06:10, Jeff Williams wrote:
> Joop and all stakeholders or interested parties,
> > I only wish to start off the discussion on members' rights by suggesting
> > a few broad meta-articles. The rest of the Charter must fill out the
> > details.
> I didn't see anything in your original post on this thread regarding
> members rights at all. I still don't. Could you please point them out
> Joop? What I do see is some ideas/comments as to what members
> will be restricted in doing or expressing... That I find to be
> yet another form of CENSORSHIP. And that is fundamentally
Any sort of constitution must clearly indicate a set of inalienable rights.
I suggest starting with a condition of equality to prevent a group of
'powerful' individuals from exerting their influence upon others and an
unconditional freedom of speech. Paid or not.
An at large organization, as opposed to a tyranny, must be open to dissent as
the system is based on the premise of change.
I have no knowledge of an open and democratic society on Internet, therefore I
conceive that establishing one cannot be through imitation.
Eray Ozkural (exa) <email@example.com>
Comp. Sci. Dept., Bilkent University, Ankara
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