Tue Mar 14 01:03:25 CET 2006

Hacker Ethics and the Society

I searched this night for the Hacker Ethics published by the Chaos Computer Club and found this list:

  • Access to computers - and anything which might teach you something about the way the world really works - should be unlimited and total. Always yield to the Hands-On Imperative!
  • All information should be free
  • Mistrust authority - promote decentralization.
  • Hackers should be judged by their acting, not bogus criteria such as degrees, age, race, or position.
  • You can create art and beauty on a computer.
  • Computers can change your life for the better.
  • Don't litter other people's data.
  • Make public data available, protect private data.

The list can also be found at the CCC site about the Hacker Ethics.

The most important point (of course all points are important) for me is that you shouldn't judge about a human being because of his/her degrees, age, race, or position.
You should always be tollerant enough to accept other people and their opinions and not flame them if they don't think the same way you do.
And another point for me is that every life is it worth to be protected. So help each other and don't think of you like you are the center of our universe.

If somebody will think about this sentenses I will be glade.
And thanks to Melanie, who inspired me to write this blog entry. :-)

Posted by Sebastian Wieseler | Categories: personal notes, CCC |