Open Source advocate Dr. Richard Stallman for one.
Eeek! I think you mean "Free software advocate Dr. Richard Stallman...". The distinction is important as the term emphasises the social benefits as well as the engineering benefits of being able to inspect and improve such systems. http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/open-source-misses-the-point.html
Anyway: there is definitely need for a more "fair" and equal approach to manufacturing of IT goods.
I've been wondering for a while why there's been no attempt to create a "Fairtrade" phone. E.g. built by workers with fair pay, union recognition, healthcare, etc., materials (esp. coltan) that have been sourced in an ethical/auditable way, etc. I bet that wouldn't increase the price by more than $50 (perhaps much less) and there's surely enough of a market. Presumably the electronics industry want to suppress such thinking as it would draw attention to their dubious (at best) manufacturing practices...
Offtopic, British lords are so hilarious. There's a secretary of transport called Lord Adonis. Had to chuckle at that.
Adonis is his real name (formerly Andrew Adonis, he's of Greek descent) and has the ironic nickname "Muscles". In fairness however he's doing a great job (unlike Mandy aka The Sinister Minister). The really rubbish thing is that both Adonis and Mandleson are key government ministers and neither are elected. The pretense of democracy is looking pretty thin now...
The most difficult thing in the world is to know how to do a thing and to watch someone else doing it wrong, without commenting. -- T.H. White