Re: Free software ??
I think we all realize that "rights" as the term is used here are not actual self contained entities. Rather they are merely those concepts and ideals that are provided by a society through the government's willingness to protect them through penalization or regrettably physical force. And depending upon the political tone of the moment the latter method is not always the last resort.
I have seen no evidence whatsoever that the UDHR has had any serious effect upon the overall level of freedom in the world. I have seen the effects of massive physical force and economic coercion on human rights. Both for the good and bad dependant upon your point of view.
Realistically speaking though, any government or organization of any size can find someone to develop the necessary software to meet their needs. The trick is for them to maintain the strength and integrity of said software against the attacks on it's undesired mode of use/misuse that are for all intents and purposes, a certainty.
The beauty of the whole IT realm is that it carries on the age old game that is best exemplified by the constant evolution of better more secure locks being followed by the evolution of better lockbreakers. As far as I'm concerned the more viruses and attacks all the way around, the better. It's in the battle where are wits are tested, honed, and polished.
If everyone cooperated we'd all be sipping tea in cozy huts singing Kum By Ya.
For my part, thank god Eve ate that apple. If it weren't for her naughty behaviour I fear I'd be spending my placid idyllic days attempting to convince the lions that the lambs they lie next to are delicious, lest they set their eyes on me and make things a little bit too interesting.