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Our First Bells

302 words by gman999 written on 2015–10–29, last edit: 2017–09–03, tags: meetconf, project

Over six months ago we launched TDP in its current form. In March the GitHub repository was initialized and we put some meat on the skeleton we had been toying around with.

We count a lot of accomplishments since launching but should be honest about TDP’s weakest point: marketing and publicity. Of course it’s something we’re proud of to an extent. Too many open source projects focus almost solely on publicity and don’t actually accomplish much else. Nevertheless we will try to start providing a clearer picture of our progress and notes here. … read more

The Case of Brazil Relays

290 words by gman999 written on 2015–11–12, last edit: 2017–09–03, tags: brazil, meetconf, relays, tor

Just a short note about the Brazil relays implemented after BSDCon Brasil. Before the early October conference it seems there was only one public Tor relay. After the event there are up to five or six relays maintained by two separate individuals. It’s understood that some bridges also joined the Tor network also but we don’t have any direct evidence. … read more

Thinking About 2016

184 words by gman999 written on 2015–12–02, last edit: 2017–09–03, tags: meetconf, project

The BSDCan 2 16 call for papers was issued yesterday and a TDP-related submission was made. BSDCan is likely the largest BSD gathering globally and an excellent opportunity to speak to BSD developers and users.

EuroBSDCon 2 16 is tentatively slated for September 2 16 in Belgrade Serbia. It is another significant BSD event attracting users and developers from Europe and beyond. At a glance there are only two Tor relays in Serbia and both are Linux. Beyond Serbia there are few Tor relays in the Balkan states overall making EuroBSDCon 2 16 a great opportunity to extend not just BSD Tor relays but any Tor relays. … read more

TDP at BSDCan 2016

316 words by gman999 written on 2016–03–01, last edit: 2017–09–03, tags: bsd, meetconf, project

Our presentation entited “Beyond Monocultures” was accepted for BSDCan 2 16 on June 1 –11 in Ottawa Canada.

We feel very fortunate since there were a lot of submissions for what is the premier BSD event in the western hemisphere. BSDCan has grown substantially since 2 4 with hundreds of attendees participating. … read more

So Much Quiet Progress

229 words by gman999 written on 2016–06–29, last edit: 2017–09–03, tags: meetconf, openbsd, project, tor-browser

This blog remained silent over the past several months despite a flurry of very significant TDP activities.

The accomplishments are not reducible to a single blog entry but here are summaries of the more interesting:

There was continued development and the release of several Tor Browser versions. Packages for 6. and 6. .2 the current version were produced. The OpenBSD packages for both amd64 and i386 are available at{amd64 i386}. With feedback from the OpenBSD ports mailing list another version of TB 6. .2 is in the works. … read more

March in Amsterdam

62 words by gman999 written on 2017–03–17, last edit: 2017–09–03, tags: meetconf, tor

For a variety of reasons only one of us will be attending the upcoming a href “ 17Amsterdam” Tor Summit in Amsterdam. If you are attending please make sure you speak to Vinicius.

Huge thanks to a href “” for the last minute support for him. Enormously appreciated. … read more

Tor Summit 2017 in Amsterdam

1265 words by egypcio written on 2017–04–15, last edit: 2017–09–03, tags: meetconf, tor

Thank you Honestly there is no way to start this post. Thank you all It was an amazing experience and I not just hope to do it again and again but also hope to share with others what I learned during … read more

A BSD-focused Tor Bridge Installfest

519 words by gman999 written on 2017–09–06, last edit: 2017–10–10, tags: meetconf, monocultures, tor

The disturbing picture of the Tor bridge operating system monoculture should frighten everyone.

No exaggeration intended but when only one operating system kernel is responsible for the vast majority of censored traffic entering the Tor network alarm bells should sound. … read more

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