Let's support neveragain.tech

Lydia Pintscher lydia at kde.org
Sun Dec 18 17:57:21 UTC 2016

On Thu, Dec 15, 2016 at 12:11 AM, Valorie Zimmerman
<valorie.zimmerman at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello all,
> I've just been reading http://neveragain.tech/. I understand that this
> is an initiative for US tech employees, and most of the KDE community
> is not in the US.
> However, it is possible and even probable that pressure by governments
> elsewhere will increase on business and even non-profits to disclose
> information they hold such as political affiliations, membership in
> scientific, philanthropic and activist organizations, and other
> personal information.
> Given our stand on privacy, I would like us to publicly support the
> initiative in every way we can think of, including on www.kde.org.
> Shall we? What are the best ways to do this?
> Valorie

Hi Valorie,

I say the initiative as well and applaud it. It seems however to be
mainly targeted at individuals within companies and organisations.
Buzzfeed went ahead and asked for official company statements from a
few big US companies:
I'd say we as KDE are rather unlikely to be asked to build a registry
like that. So it might make most sense for us all to reach out to our
friends in large companies who might be asked to do that and ask them
to consider signing it?


Lydia Pintscher - http://about.me/lydia.pintscher
KDE e.V. Board of Directors / KDE Community Working Group
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