Manifesto - who we are and what do we want

To begin with, we want everything.

Our aim is to reclaim spaces on the Internet where we can discuss and work on two levels: on the one hand, the right to and need for free communication, privacy, anonymity and access to digital resources; on the other, social projects linked to reality and struggles.

Setting up an independent server seems to us to be a good point to start and reach our goals.

We believe that communication must be free - and for free - and, therefore, universally accessible.

We try to accomplish all this by offering internet services (web sites, e-mail, mailing lists, chats, instant messaging, anonymous remailing, blogs, newsletters, and more) using our best skills and knowledge to defend users privacy, to both individuals or groups sharing our same aims or ideals.

Standing outside the commercial attitude of payed services and web spaces, we happily welcome those unresting towards cultural and media censorship, against the globalized imaginery being prepared, packed and sold to us each and every day.

The services we provide are not intended for (directly or indirectly) commercial use, or to be used by organized religions or political parties, or, in short, by those who already have the means and resources sufficient to widely spread their own ideas, or who use the concept of representation and (explicit or implicit) delegation in their day-to-day relationships and projects.

The right to and need for privacy and anonymity must be respected.

We guarantee that we keep no logs, that we won’t ask for personal data to grant access to any of our services, and that we will do everything we can to keep the services that ensures the privacy and confidentiality of your communications up and running securely.

Knowledge and resources grow through sharing. This is why we encourage the systematic, organized and completely free distribution of cultural material, auto-productions and documentation, while why we fight against traditional copyright and support the adoption of free and open-source software and licenses.

We called ourselves Inventati because we strive to find ways to translate issues that are part of struggles and their organizing, overcoming the limits and constraints of reality in the digital world. Ie: a plenum can be made permanent and continuous through the use of a mailing list.

We called ourselves Autistici, instead, for the passion we have for understanding the technical tools and for exposing the politics implicit in the digital world; even if software is created in a virtual world it doesn’t mean it doesn’t have a political impact on reality.

Starting from the technical tools we use we came to develop a clear array of political stances, crucial to both cyber and material world and lives: privacy, anonymity, free sharing of knowledge just to mention a few.

We believe that media and communication should not be the exclusive domain of information professionals. We believe in the value of self-management: this is why we have no sponsors or funding of any kind, apart from voluntary donations from those who believe that our project is important and must survive. None of us earns a cent from this project (in fact, quite the opposite).

All decisions about technical and political aspects of our servers and projects are taken collectively. We discuss everything through the use of mailing lists and other forms of mediated communication, so that all of our debates and process are available and accessible to any single person participating in the collective.

We have no coordinator, and no spokesperson, and decisions are not reached by voting.

Autism with invention generates sharing

autistici / inventati 2002

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