The capacity for compassion is wider than any bandwidth, and that has led to the creation of a special resource page to help the people of Iran communicate with the rest of the world.
Using unidentified contacts on the ground, NedaNet (named, obviously, for the innocent woman shot dead during a peaceful protest in Tehran) has helped establish a network of proxy servers, anonymizers, and other tech “beyond the censorship or control of the Iranian regime,” says its organizer, open-source guru Eric S. Raymond.
“You can help by adding bandwidth and computing power to our network,” Raymond says. “It is still forming and growing; the more widely dispersed it gets, the less vulnerable it will be to denial-of-service attacks, blacklisting, or physical action by the Iranian government and its terrorist allies.”
What makes the weekend’s developments historic is the inability of a repressive regime to stop the flow of information. To paraphrase one blogger: “This revolution may not be televised, but it is being broadcast.” Keep reading→