[Sugar-devel] Principles for ethical technology use

David Farning dfarning at activitycentral.com
Tue Oct 29 21:18:34 EDT 2013

On Tue, Oct 29, 2013 at 5:35 PM, James Cameron <quozl at laptop.org> wrote:
> Before sending a mail, writing code, editing a Wiki page, releasing an
> activity, or pressing enter on IRC;
> <quote>
> 1.  [...] would it be alright if everyone did it?
> 2.  Is this going to harm or dehumanise anyone, even people I don’t
> know and will never meet?
> 3.  Do I have the informed consent of those who will be affected?
> If the answer to any of these questions is “no”, then it is arguably
> unethical to do it.
> </quote>
> Quote is from the middle of an article by a lecturer in applied ethics
> & socio-technical studies:
> http://theconversation.com/on-best-behaviour-three-golden-rules-for-ethical-cyber-citizenship-19522
> (don't look at me as good at this, but do tell me on failure!)


A principle I like to keep in mind. "Because I mean well, does not
implied I am doing good."

It is very easy for me, and everyone else, to justify our actions
because we mean well.

David Farning
Activity Central: http://www.activitycentral.com

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