The Wheeler Declaration An open university is one in which: 1. the research the university produces is open access 2. the course materials are open educational resources 3. the university embraces free software and open standards 4. if the university holds patents, it readily licenses them for free software, essential medicines, and the public good 5. the university network reflects the open nature of the internet
"I need some answers!" "Precinct 216 gave Al Gore a minus 16,022 [votes] when it was uploaded. Will someone please explain this so that I have the information to give the auditor instead of standing here 'looking dumb.'"
Frantic Diebold Employee regarding Florida the 2000 recount
Wikileaks is developing an uncensorable Wikipedia for untraceable mass document leaking and analysis. Our primary interest is in exposing oppressive regimes in Asia, the former Soviet bloc, Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East, but we are of assistance to people of nations who wish to reveal unethical behavior in their governments and corporations. We aim for maximum political impact.
if Wikileaks is used with a healthy dose of skepticism, it could become as important a journalistic tool as the Freedom of Information Act. - Time magazine
Lucy Dalglish The Executive Director of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press : "It's not very often a federal judge does a 180 degree turn in a case and dissolves an order. But we're very pleased the judge recognized the constitutional implications in this prior restraint."