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---[Openleaks Not So Open? This article will explain the pro's and con's of the upcoming Wikileaks rival and defector Openleaks. I will go into the opensource aspect and the politcal motivations of the owner Daniel Domscheit-Berg a former German Spokesman for WikileaksIt was announced December 2010 that Openleaks.org, a rival to Wikileaks would be opening up soon in competition with Wikileaks. Openleaks was founded by a former spokesman of Wikileaks. He started Openleaks due to disputes with Wikileaks on how it was run and with Assange. So this Wikileaks traitor, decides to call his site Openleaks, users may believe the work Open relates to Opensource, freedom of speech and so on, however unlike Wikileaks, this so called Openleaks will NOT be publishing the articles publically on its site! Instead, the traitor attempts to weasle out of the problems with the US Government, banks and ISP's by sending the news articles to third parties such as news companies and anyone who's price is right. The website still works where anonymous whistleblowers may send in their secrets like wikileaks, however there isnt a lot more information known yet, such as how Openleaks will decide what organisations to give the secrets too... Unlike Wikileaks openleaks has no politcal statements or motivation, Assange mentioned Wikileaks is a 'government-impeding service', arguing that decreasing the efficiency of the current system of many governments will bring about a new, presumably better, system. Whereas Openleaks have yet to have any say on the relationship with Governments.One bonus to Openleaks, is that they do not discriminate against the importance of leaks, and how much publicity each will get as now only high profile leaks are likely to get put on Wikileaks.Users can specify on their submissions which organisations the news will be posted to, therefore the degree of publicity of each particular leak will vary. Supposedly the structure will be opensource as they want to encourage simillar sites to set up. However Wikileaks has also lost its opensource'ness recently, as users cannot post or edit content like the 'Wiki' structure it used to be. It is yet unknown how openleaks will turn out in comparison to Wikileaks, some say it is just a sneaky way to avoid legal threats, some say it is bringing back the openness of the leaks, however the fact that leaks will not be able to be published directly to the site will be a major downfall.---[Xinapse
said: said:YeapWell what is it? It's not much of a paper. Is it more of a news section thing?
said: said: said:YeapWell what is it? It's not much of a paper. Is it more of a news section thing?Article? Maybe of the news/information variety.I think at some stage we need to explicitly state the definitions of article, paper etc there seems to be confusion and if we start accepting submissions from users then it'll save time having specific definitions at least prior to requirements on the actual material.
said:Pure papers would make it boring IMO, info for everyone. I didn't know openleaks existed until I read this, so I learned something at least :)
Pure papers would make it boring IMO, info for everyone. I didn't know openleaks existed until I read this, so I learned something at least :)