LuluSec and Anonymous: Operation Anti-Security

LuluSec and Anonymous: Anti-Security Manifesto

Creator: LuluSec and Anonymous, two high-profile hackers groups.

Purpose: Expose the secrets of the world’s governments – in the spirit of WikiLeaks.

Manifesto: Operation Anti-Security

Salutations Lulz Lizards,

As we’re aware, the government and whitehat security terrorists across the world continue to dominate and control our Internet ocean. Sitting pretty on cargo bays full of corrupt booty, they think it’s acceptable to condition and enslave all vessels in sight. Our Lulz Lizard battle fleet is now declaring immediate and unremitting war on the freedom-snatching moderators of 2011.

Welcome to Operation Anti-Security (#AntiSec) – we encourage any vessel, large or small, to open fire on any government or agency that crosses their path. We fully endorse the flaunting of the word “AntiSec” on any government website defacement or physical graffiti art. We encourage you to spread the word of AntiSec far and wide, for it will be remembered. To increase efforts, we are now teaming up with the Anonymous collective and all affiliated battleships.

Whether you’re sailing with us or against us, whether you hold past grudges or a burning desire to sink our lone ship, we invite you to join the rebellion. Together we can defend ourselves so that our privacy is not overrun by profiteering gluttons. Your hat can be white, gray or black, your skin and race are not important. If you’re aware of the corruption, expose it now, in the name of Anti-Security.

Top priority is to steal and leak any classified government information, including email spools and documentation. Prime targets are banks and other high-ranking establishments. If they try to censor our progress, we will obliterate the censor with cannonfire anointed with lizard blood.

It’s now or never. Come aboard, we’re expecting you…

History begins today.

Lulz Security,

Support: http://www.mithral.com/~beberg/manifesto.html

Support: http://www.youtube.com/user/thejuicemedia

Support: http://wikileaks.ch/

Support: http://anonyops.com/

 

Source

Pastebin Blog Post: Operation Anti-Security

Background Article from Tech News World

 

Jeremy Samuel: Social Media Engagement Manifesto

Social Media Engagement Manifesto

Creator: Jeremy Samuel, social media savvy blogger.

Purpose: Because engagement is more important than mere activity on social media.

Social Media Engagement Manifesto

1. Social Media Is The World’s Biggest Conversation

We all have a voice and every business that wants to participate in the Social Media conversation needs to respect that voice. As well as creating content, ask questions, make comments, join groups, pages and causes and participate in them. Some of the greatest value will be created on other’s “sites”.

2. Social Media Is The Great Equaliser

The corner store is on level pegging with the biggest of big-box retailers. The brands that will win are the ones that create the most compelling conversations.

3. People Are Here for Connection

People want to connect with friends, further their interests, support causes, get valuable information and share their ideas. You need to be thinking about what those people want to talk about, not what you want to tell them.

4. Social Media is Fundamentally Social – Share Experiences

People love stories. They engage with their emotions before their intellect. If you want to engage with people tell them stories that move them. Like the time when…

5. Social Media is highly personal

Because people create their own content, they have a strong sense of ownership over it. People put very personal details on Social Media and you need to respect the pride that people take in that content.

6. Social Media is Totally Public

Of course Social Media is intensely public. Bad news travels at almost the speed of light… good news only slightly slower. Rumours, news, causes and public outrage can spread way too fast to control. Sometimes the best you can do is hold on for the ride.

7. You Need Friends Before You Need Them

The point at which a story about your company killing baby seals or destroying pristine rain-forests hits the “air-waves” is long past the time you can start to build a community of support. The time to start building your community is now. Nurture them. Give them value… and hopefully they will be there to support you in times of need.

8. Keep Social Media Real

Even when you are posting as a company, speak as one human being to another. Nothing sounds as bad in Social Media as corporatese. If something goes wrong, come out transparently, quickly and frankly. If something goes well, share the joy.

9. Find Your Crowd and Build A Circle of Trust

Make an effort to build your network every day. Connect to people who say things that are interesting, provocative or different. Support people who show initiative. Praise things that make people smile. The larger your grow your active network, the more leverage you have.

10. Be Highly Sharable – Give Them What They Value

In the end, people want content that is compelling to them. If you really know your audience then you can build a core of advocates and influencers who will amplify your message. The secret is to give them stuff to share that makes them look great to the people who matter to them.

10. Tune In

Use all the tools at your disposal to listen to the conversations that are going on around you between the people in your network. If you know what matters to them, then you can put yourself at the centre of conversations that are truly engaging.

11. Back to Conversations

Social Media is not a one-shot tool. If you are able to build a great network and seed compelling conversations, then the real value is in sustaining and deepening those conversations. The more you can keep people talking the great your level of engagement

12. Measure Social Media

Social Media is highly measurable. It’s important to work out what matters to you… friends, comments, shares, new revenue… and ensure that you track the figures.

And a Final Word… Number 0. Tell, Don’t Sell

This one is so screamingly obvious yet so routinely ignored… You are a business and you are there to make a profit, but Social Media is not a mobile bill-board. If you try to talk to peep about your latest special, your amazing new gizmo our your wonderful new course before you have built a relationship then you are missing the point. You need to earn the right to occasionally talk directly about things you want to sell by providing incredible value the vast majority of the time.

Source

Author’s Website: www.jeremysamuel.com

The Author’s Other Website: www.dadsflyingsolo.com

 

The Vogma Manifesto

The Vogma Manifesto

Creator: Adrian Miles, RMIT, Melbourne.

Purpose: The principles for creating a Vog. A Vog is a video blog (web diary) that explores the relation of the word to the moving image with an emphasis on radical notions of interactivity.

Note: A Vog is more commonly known as a Vlog today.

the vogma manifesto

[ in no particular order ]

1. a vog respects bandwidth

2. a vog is not streaming video (this is not the reinvention of television)

3. a vog uses performative video and/or audio

4. a vog is personal

5. a vog uses available technology

6. a vog experiments with writerly video and audio

7. a vog lies between writing and the televisual

8. a vog explores the proximate distance of words and moving media

9. a vog is dziga vertov with a mac and a modem

10. a vog is a video blog where video in a blog must be more than video in a blog

Note: Principles 1-9 were written 6-12-2000, Principle 10 was added 2-2-2003.

Source

Website: http://hypertext.rmit.edu.au/vog/manifesto/

Matt Sweeney: The Geek Culture Manifesto

The Geek Culture Manifesto

Creator: Matt Sweeney, database programmer and author of free_geek (because cool kids are boring)

Purpose: Promotion of geek culture as a separate and distinct culture.

The Geek Culture Manifesto

To whom it may concern,

This is ours. It is by us, for us, and about us. You are more then welcome to indulge in our world if you want, but you must understand that it is our world. There is no use in ridiculing our actions. If you do not understand what we are doing, then you are not one of us, and so this is not for you. Your ridicule only proves just how out of step you are with us. It only serves to show that you don’t get it.

What we do is not a joke, except when it is. It is not parody, except when it is. It makes sense to us and that is all it needs to do. This is not something that we will translate for you. We will not explain it to you. Not out of spite, but because it is something that you can only understand if you are one of us.

If you can not understand why we do what we do, then that is fine. This is not meant for you, it is meant for us. We do not ask you to understand. We do not ask you to come to terms with what we are doing. We simply ask that you leave alone those things that you do not understand. Pretend that we do not exist, that is fine with us. Do not try to explain us though. Do not try to understand where we come from or what motivates us. If you are not one of us, then you will never understand these things.

This is ours. It will always be ours. You will never grok it, unless you become one of us. Do not try to make it yours. Do not try to co-opt it for your own ends. If it inspires you to create your own thing, then fine. The thing that you create though is not the thing we have created. Do not pretend otherwise.

You are welcome to join us. Otherwise, leave us alone.

The Geek Community

Source

Website: http://tsuibhne.net/the-geek-culture-manifesto/

Michael Widenius: The Hacking Business Model

Creator: Michael Widenius, one of the founders of the MySQL database, co-wrote this manifesto.

Purpose: “…Rules for running a company based on egalitarian and sustainable principles.” (Jansson)

Manifesto

Purpose

• Create a sustainable business model that can be adopted and adapted by others.

• Create a fair and democratic company that is owned by the workers.

• Have long-term, trustworthy and meaningful relationships with our staff and customers.

 

Principles

• Egalitarian: The belief that all people should be treated equally. This includes equality, non-discrimination and inclusivity.

• Sustainable: We have a long-term view on our business. We watch our profits & spend wisely, we take care of each other, we support the things we depend on.

• Transparent: We communicate in an honest and genuine way. Any information or process that can be made open, will be made open.

• Fun: Create a workplace where people can have fun and want to work.

• Agile: Be flexible, receptive & adaptive, especially when dealing with staff and customers.

 

Methods

Concrete tools for helping us live according to our principles, including:

• Consensus-based decision making.

• Corporate transparency – any information or process that can be made open, should be made open.

• Licensing that helps benefit our company, our staff, our customers, our partners and society at large.

• Profit-sharing with staff, contributors and worthy causes.

• Don’t try to change people. Focus on getting the best from their strengths. Develop ways to work around their weaknesses.

• Prefer to work with people who share our values.

• Work against patents and other legislation that harms individual rights.

 

Additional Sections

Default Employee Rules

The Rules of the Company

 

Source

Blog Post by Mattias Jansson: http://altdevblogaday.org/2011/05/21/the-hacking-business-model/

Originally posted on Zak Greant’s Blog: http://zak.greant.com/

Ted Kaczynski: The Unabomber Manifesto

Ted Kaczynski: The Unabomber Manifesto

Creator: John ‘Ted’ Kaczynski is also known as the Unabomber is most famous for engaging in a mail bombing campaign in the US from 1978 to 1995.

Purpose: The Unabomber Manifesto is titled ‘Industrial Society and its Future’ and it speaks to the “erosion of human freedom necessitated by modern technologies requiring large-scale organisation.” (Wikipedia)

The Unabomber Manifesto

Introduction

(Opening Sentence only of the Five Points in the Introduction)

1 The Industrial Revolution and its consequences have been a disaster for the human race.

2 The industrial-technological system may survive or it may break down.

3 If the system breaks down the consequences will still be very painful.

4 We therefore advocate a revolution against the industrial system.

5 In this article we give attention to only some of the negative developments that have grown out of the industrial-technological system.

The Manifesto contains 232 Points in Total

Here are the headings within the Manifesto

  • The psychology of modern leftism
  • Feelings of inferiority
  • Oversocialization
  • The power process
  • Surrogate activities
  • Autonomy
  • Sources of social problems
  • Disruption of the power process in modern society
  • How some people adjust
  • The motives of scientists
  • The nature of freedom
  • Some principles of history
  • Industrial-technological society cannot be reformed
  • Restriction of freedom is unavoidable in industrial society
  • The ‘bad’ parts of technology cannot be separated from the ‘good’ parts
  • Technology is a more powerful social force than the aspiration for freedom
  • Simpler social problems have proved intractable
  • Revolution is easier than reform
  • Control of human behavior
  • Human race at a crossroads
  • Human suffering
  • The future
  • Strategy
  • Two kinds of technology
  • The danger of leftism
  • Final note

Source

Complete Manifesto: http://cyber.eserver.org/unabom.txt

About Ted Kaczynski: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_Kaczynski

 

The Pirate Press: No Google Manifesto

Creator: Alex Dearmond, Graphic Designer, Publisher and Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at the University of Wisconsin – Stout.

Purpose: A rebellion against the use of computers and a return to zine-making by hand.

Made-By-Hand, No Google Manifesto

No Google Manifesto

Source

Alex Dearmond: http://www.alexdearmond.com

Manifesto: http://eyeteeth.blogspot.com/2010/05/made-by-hand-no-google-manifesto.html

 

Mozilla: The Mozilla Manifesto

Mozilla Manifesto

Creator: Mozilla is a global, non-profit open-source software building organisation that is best known for creating the web browser Firefox

Purpose: To ensure the Internet is developed in a way that benefits everyone. The principles in this manifesto are seen to be critical for the Internet to continue to benefit the public good.

The Mozilla Manifesto

Introduction

The goals for the Manifesto are to:

  1. Articulate a vision for the Internet that Mozilla participants want the Mozilla Foundation to pursue;
  2. Speak to people whether or not they have a technical background;
  3. Make Mozilla contributors proud of what we’re doing and motivate us to continue; and
  4. Provide a framework for other people to advance this vision of the Internet.

These principles will not come to life on their own. People are needed to make the Internet open and participatory – people acting as individuals, working together in groups, and leading others. The Mozilla Foundation is committed to advancing the principles set out in the Mozilla Manifesto. We invite others to join us and make the Internet an ever better place for everyone.

Principles

  1. The Internet is an integral part of modern life–a key component in education, communication, collaboration, business, entertainment and society as a whole.
  2. The Internet is a global public resource that must remain open and accessible.
  3. The Internet should enrich the lives of individual human beings.
  4. Individuals’ security on the Internet is fundamental and cannot be treated as optional.
  5. Individuals must have the ability to shape their own experiences on the Internet.
  6. The effectiveness of the Internet as a public resource depends upon interoperability (protocols, data formats, content), innovation and decentralized participation worldwide.
  7. Free and open source software promotes the development of the Internet as a public resource.
  8. Transparent community-based processes promote participation, accountability, and trust.
  9. Commercial involvement in the development of the Internet brings many benefits; a balance between commercial goals and public benefit is critical.
  10. Magnifying the public benefit aspects of the Internet is an important goal, worthy of time, attention and commitment.

Mozilla Foundation Pledge

The Mozilla Foundation pledges to support the Mozilla Manifesto in its activities. Specifically, we will:

  • Build and enable open-source technologies and communities that support the Manifesto’s principles;
  • Build and deliver great consumer products that support the Manifesto’s principles;
  • Use the Mozilla assets (intellectual property such as copyrights and trademarks, infrastructure, funds, and reputation) to keep the Internet an open platform;
  • Promote models for creating economic value for the public benefit; and
  • Promote the Mozilla Manifesto principles in public discourse and within the Internet industry.

Some Foundation activities–currently the creation, delivery and promotion of consumer products–are conducted primarily through the Mozilla Foundation’s wholly owned subsidiary, the Mozilla Corporation.

Invitation

The Mozilla Foundation invites all others who support the principles of the Mozilla Manifesto to join with us, and to find new ways to make this vision of the Internet a reality.

Source

Manifesto Page: http://www.mozilla.org/about/manifesto.en.html

About Mozilla: http://www.mozilla.org/about/

The Cluetrain Manifesto

The Cluetrain Manifesto

Creators: Rick Levine, Christopher Locke, Doc Searls and David Weinberger, published as The Cluetrain Manifesto in 1999 by Perseus Books.

Purpose: To spread the word that the internet is changing marketplaces for both consumers and organisations.

Manifesto

Online Markets

Networked markets are beginning to self-organize faster than the companies that have traditionally served them. Thanks to the web, markets are becoming better informed, smarter, and more demanding of qualities missing from most business organisations.

The Cluetrain Manifesto consists of 95 Theses

Here’s the one highlighted on their website as the most important:

We are not seats or eyeballs or end users of consumer. We are human beings – our reach exceeds your grasp. Deal with it.

Here’s their first ten…

1. Markets are conversations.

2. Markets consist of human beings, not demographic sectors.

3. Conversations among human beings sound human. They are conducted in a human voice.

4. Whether delivering information, opinions, perspectives, dissenting arguments or humorous asides, the human voice is typically open, natural, uncontrived.

5. People recognize each other as such from the sound of this voice.

6. The Internet is enabling conversations among human beings that were simply not possible in the era of mass media.

7. Hyperlinks subvert hierarchy.

8. In both internetworked markets and among intranetworked employees, people are speaking to each other in a powerful new way.

9. These networked conversations are enabling powerful new forms of social organization and knowledge exchange to emerge.

10. As a result, markets are getting smarter, more informed, more organized. Participation in a networked market changes people fundamentally.

Sources

Website with all 95 Theses: http://www.cluetrain.com/

Read the entire book online: http://www.cluetrain.com/book/index.html

General: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Cluetrain_Manifesto

Thanks to Jeremy Samuels for suggesting this one!

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Atlassian : Corporate Values

Atlassian - Corporate Values

Creator: Atlassian – software developers and collaboration tool creators.

Purpose: Core values describing what the company looks for in their employees and the cultural guidelines to keep Atlassian from being just another ordinary company.

Manifesto

What we value

Open company, no bullshit

Atlassian embraces transparency wherever at all practical, and sometimes where impractical. All information, both internal and external, is public by default. We are not afraid of being honest with ourselves, our staff and our customers.

Build with heart and balance

Everyday we try to build products that are useful and that people lust after. Building with heart means really caring about what we’re making and doing—it’s a mission, not just a job. When we build with balance we take into account how initiatives and decisions will affect our colleagues, our customers and our stakeholders.

Don’t #@!% the customer

When we make internal decisions we ask ourselves “how will this affect our customers?” If the answer is that it would ‘screw’ them, or make life more difficult, then we need to find a better way. We want the customer to respect us in the morning.

Play, as a team

We want all Atlassians to feel like they work with Atlassian, not for Atlassian. We think it’s important to have fun with your workmates while working and contributing to the Atlassian team.

Be the change you seek

We think Gandhi had it pretty right when he said “We need to be the change we wish to see in the world”. At Atlassian we encourage everyone to create positive change—we’re constantly looking for ways to improve our company, our products and our environment.

Source

Atlassian Website: http://www.atlassian.com/about/values.jsp