miércoles, 17 de febrero de 2010

An innovator: Julian Assange

Aquí la entrada desde el blog de Om Malik (incluye un video que es de lo más exótico que el suscrito haya visto, en el cual los fundadores de Wikileaks exponen su actual estrategia para fortalecer la organización y sus propósitos ante un aun -¡y cabe!- más exótico auditorio: The 26th Chaos Communications Congress (an annual hacker conference held in Berlin); exotismos aparte, no me cabe duda que el papel que puede desempeñar el producto Wikileaks en el repropiciar la práctica de la decencia - algo cada vez más urgente hoy en casi todo ámbito - es enorme e inconmensurable)

Aquí el sitio Web de la organización: Wikileaks

El Jobs-To-Be-Done (extractado de las mismas instrucciones operativas del sitio Web de la organización):

"You are about to submit us material for publication. We will publish and keep published the document you submitted. The information you submit will be technically anonymized and we do not retain any information on you. We will never cooperate with anyone seeking to identify you."

Wired ya en julio de 2008 reportaba sobre la organización (por cierto sin ánimo de lucro):

"When online troublemaker Julian Assange co-founded Wikileaks, the net's premiere document-leaking site last year, some were skeptical that the service would produce anything of interest.

Now, after 18 months of publishing government, industry and military secrets that have sparked international scandals, led to takedown threats and briefly gotten the site banned in the United States, Assange says Wikileaks is just getting started changing the world.

"In every negotiation, in every planning meeting and in every workplace dispute, a perception is slowly forming that the public interest may have a silent advocate in the room," Assange writes."

Y agregaba:

"The site started off with a bang. It's first disclosure -- published even before its official launch -- was a suppressed report on the looting of the African nation of Kenya by former president Daniel Arap Moi, a leak that led to an upset in Kenya's presidential election.

Then in November 2007, Wikileaks published never-before-seen operating manuals for the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, revealing that the United States had a policy for hiding some detainees from the International Red Cross, and used dogs to intimidate prisoners. The same month, the site published lists of U.S. munitions in Iraq, including stores of banned chemical weapons. Documents leaked from the Swiss bank Julius Baer in January strongly hinted that some customers were engaged in widespread money laundering."

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