“If you live or vote in the United States”, Mozilla would be much obliged if you would sign their pro-Net Neutrality petition, destined for the U.S. Congress, before February 26th.
Among other things, the petition affirms that:
[T]he Web is a global engine of innovation and entrepreneurship — a level playing field from which we can learn, connect and create.
As a general rule, I do not sign petitions, but made an exception for this one, because:
- Mozilla is a generally respectable, solid organization
- I value the principle of net neutrality from a civil rights but also a human rights perspective; I do not see it as a partisan issue
- The birth of the Web is one of the most amazing things those alive today are privilege to witness — that is not meant to be hyperbolic or mawkish — but the Web is still young and can still be broken. In my opinion, it is not that those organizations in opposition to net neutrality are malicious or devious or reckless; they are short-sighted. Net neutrality supports a free and open Web, which benefits all individuals and organizations and businesses, large and small, incorporated and un-incorporated.