WikiLeaks dissidents to launch rival OpenLeaks project
Friday 10 December 2010
Former WikiLeaks supporters at odds with founder Julian Assange will shortly launch OpenLeaks, a rival project aiming to get secret documents directly to media, one of them said Friday.
"I can confirm that we will be operating under the name 'OpenLeaks'," former Icelandic WikiLeaks member Herbert Snorrason told AFP.
Unlike WikiLeaks, OpenLeaks will not publish leaked documents directly online but instead make leaks available to partner media.
"This is not a single website that would gather material and publish it but rather a system provider to which people can upload information anonymously," Snorrason said.
The domain name openleaks.org on Friday redirected to a blank page with a circular arrow logo and the mention "Coming soon!".
"OpenLeaks is a technology project that is aiming to be a service provider for third parties that want to be able to accept material from anonymous sources," Daniel Domscheit-Berg, WikiLeaks' former spokesman in Germany added in a Swedish public television (SVT) documentary obtained by AFP.
Founded in 2006, whistleblowing website WikiLeaks emerged into the media spotlight this year with major document leaks on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
It unleashed a major diplomatic storm this month by releasing thousands of secret US embassy cables.
One of the WikiLeaks founders, former hacker Julian Assange, is now in jail in London pending a hearing on extradition to Sweden, where he is wanted for questioning over sexual assault allegations.
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