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ExtTLD - when Ethics meets Software Development

We came across ExtTLD the other day.

Of particular interest is that, like Ethical WebSites, exttld.com places issues relating to ethics and the environment quite literally in the core of their business model. Their Terms of Use makes specific reference to important issues, and agreement with this unique license is required before downloading their software.

Ethical WebSites highly commends the ethical stance taken by this web site. We have often heard the comment that ethics and IT should be kept separate, and that software is purely "functional" and has no intrinsic responsibility to anyone or any thing. We feel the exact opposite is true - consider the documented examples of Yahoo providing information to the Chinese authorities. Computer software and ethics are intrinsically linked and it is important that the creation of the former is not undertaken without consideration of the latter.

Ethical WebSites maintains a strong commitment to our Ethical Policy
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