Area51 Archives was found around the principle of free speech and the importance of documentation of various texts surrounding hacking culture. This is more than a documentation project, it’s an activist project with the goal of making knowledge freely and easily accessible to anyone who wishes to better educate themselves. This doesn’t just apply to hacking culture, but to all walks of life.
Freedom is a basic right that all of humanity deserves regardless of their race, religion, sex, or political views. People deserve an unbiased education so that they may properly learn the facts and have an educated mind whom can think for themselves. There are countless websites on the Internet that provide users with unbiased information.
Wikileaks, Wikipedia, and Wikinews are just a couple of examples of places where bias is prohibited, and only facts are allowed. This is a great practice that shouldn’t be frowned upon like it commonly is in the media. Instead of re-inventing the wheel, Area51 allows hackers specifically to have a voice. We give the hacking community a place where they can post their information and others can retrieve it, and then share with the world. White hat, black hat, and everywhere in-between, you are all welcome. Area51 Archives is not here to condone are damn actions, we are just here to document the process.
In following weeks and months, Area51 Archives will be working to provide new services and ways to access the site. Here are some of the upcoming additions:
- IRC Server
- Tor hidden-services (Onionland) version of the site
- I2P version of the site
- OpenNIC domain
- BitTorrent Tracker
- eDonkey Server
- Full archive backup downloads
If you would like to contribute in any way, please contact us and let us know!