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December 20, 2004

Giving Season

Three years ago, I read a Slashdot interview with Lawrence Lessig in which he wrote:

But if you don't want to become translators, if you don't want to write environmental impact statements, if you don't want to try to convince the North in California that if it gets taken over by the South, freedom and innovation ends, then you could do as Torvalds has recommended: give money to those who are fighting the battle, in particular, EFF. I'm on the board of EFF, so blissfully biased about to whom. But whether EFF or someone else, follow Torvalds and the other christ-figures in history: Tithe. Take the cost of Internet access (whether you pay it or not) for one year; send 10% to an organization fighting for your freedom.

I was inspired to give give money, and continue giving money each year, to the following organizations:

American Civil Liberties Union
Electronic Frontier Foundation
Electronic Privacy Information Center
Online Policy Group
Privacy Rights Clearinghouse

That's my list -- a Union, a Foundation, a Center, a Group, and a Clearinghouse. You can make your own choices, but hopefully you will consider supporting some organization that is working for your rights. Thank you!!

Posted by AdamBa at December 20, 2004 10:27 AM

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