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    11Tor Social Contract
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     3How can we ensure that project members build the Tor project that we want? The social contract is a set of principles that people trying to improve Tor agree
     4about.
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     6The principles can also be used to help recognize when people's actions or intents are hurting Tor. (We can for example use it as criteria for removing member
     7ship from a person, or for deciding about invites to dev meetings.)
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    39Tor Project Inc has a mission statement, which is what the company spends its money on. This is different.
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    5 The social contract is a set of goals and behaviors: results we want in the world, and how we achieve them.
     11Our social contract is a set of goals and behaviors: results we want in the world, and how we achieve them. Intent plays a role, but behavior is important too
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    7 Examples:
    8 "We want everybody in the world to understand that privacy is important"
    9 "We will never restrict availability and usage of Tor's technologies."
     14These principles apply both during "work" time and "non work" time:
     15You have to grow Tor (support these guidelines) in your Tor time, and you have to not undermine these guidelines in the rest of your time.
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    11 Intent plays a role, but behavior is important too.
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    13 We have a community council (4 people) for assessing cases. Good building block.
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    15 You have to grow Tor (support these guidelines) in your tor time, and you have to not undermine these guidelines in the rest of your time.
     17How do we make decisions for controversial cases? Our community council (4 people) is a good building block for assessing cases.
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    1719Example edge cases:
    1820Alice, a Tor volunteer, becomes an FBI employee.
    1921Bob, a Tor volunteer and employee at Cisco, gets moved to Cisco's DPI division.
    20 ^ This is a general thing that's covered by the "conflict of interest" principle.
    21 It's generally appropriate to force people to leave an organisation for this reason, i.e. even if they haven't specifically broken any other rules.
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    2323These guidelines are not just for members. They are for anybody who wants to help Tor. They can also be used to judge who should be at dev meetings. But they're not the code of conduct
    24 ("Charlie, a Tor researcher, tweets about how Tor mistreated him.")
     24("Charlie, a Tor researcher, tweets about how Tor mistreated him").
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    26 Next steps, Lunar and Roger and the community council should work on phrasings.
     26Lunar has a draft of proposed principles in the social contract, and he should put it up here or somewhere when he's ready.