Shadows in Space
Anyone is allowed to live however they wish within the Republic. More correctly, any settlement, colony, or world is allowed to exist however the people there wish.
The Republic has few rules. These include:
1. People must be allowed to move between worlds – all worlds need at least one star port and space elevator, and no citizen shall lose the right of mobility.
2. Atrocities will not be permitted. (Atrocities are defined by the Republic and the Mages who rule it.)
Luddite worlds are worlds that reject technology of the times. The people living there do not have access to replicators/nano-faxes; nano-chefs; auto-comms; or other high tech items. Some worlds carry this as far as demanding that visitors surrender such items at the ports, which they can collect when they are leaving the planet.