”A new WikiLeaks” revolts against Assange
Uppdaterat 2010-12-09 22:17. Publicerat 2010-12-09 22:16
The pressure on WikiLeaks is increasing. DN.se reveals that several key figures behind the website that publishes anonymous submissions and leaks of sensitive governmental, corporate, organizational or religious documents have resigned in protest against the controversial leader Julian Assange only to launch a new service for the so-called whistleblowers. The goal: to leak sensitive information to the public.
The new project, “Openleaks,” has been under way for some time and will be launched Monday. DN.se has spoken to individuals behind the new site and the message is clear.
“Our long term goal is to build a strong, transparent platform to support whistleblowers–both in terms of technology and politics–while at the same time encouraging others to start similar projects,” says a colleague wishing to remain anonymous.
Here’s one of the real outcomes of the WikiLeaks saga: even if Julian Assange & WikiLeaks as it exists today is shut down, the barn door is still open, and thousands of other people are going to pick up the idea of running sites to publish these kinds of documents. For better or worse, there’s no going back on this now.