~ Declaration of Humane Workflow ~
Last Updated on August 29th, 2022
The workflow used in these projects is built using humane software wherever possible. By using services offered by humane workflows, you are helping negate your net negative impact on human rights around the world. This workflow is distinctly unique because it respects basic human rights as outlined in the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights in addition to increasing awareness of community programs that provide free services to traditionally underprivileged peoples.
Computers and the Internet, like electricity, have become essential to modern life. While someone may choose to live without electricity or the Internet, their potential will be fundamentally limited and their quality of life usually suffers. The difference between electricity and computers is that electricity can be used without sacrificing your basic human rights.
From mine to factory, chip to operating system, hard-drive to cloud, software to internet, account to email; all stages of modern technology have been engineered to unnecessarily violate the user’s human rights. The reasons for this inhumane engineering are usually profit or authoritarian policies. While it might be too late to correct these innate flaws in technology, we can still do our part to respect human rights by using humane software, services, and devices whenever possible.
A Humane Alternative
Free & Open Source Software (FOSS) are community led efforts to create alternatives to market driven software. Most FOSS does not require the user to trade their basic human rights to utilize it. FOSS also helps to give people in underprivileged areas access to modern software without a monetary barrier to entry; in essence a chance to rise above their socioeconomic situation through technology. In this way, FOSS alternatives are almost always humane alternatives.
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FOSS used in the workflow of this project include: