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TOR How We Work

Discussion in 'TOR | TAILS' started by survivalmonkey, Jun 23, 2015.

  1. survivalmonkey

    survivalmonkey Monkey+++

    The Tor Project is driven by ideas. We believe in the right to privacy for every person on the planet. Our community—paid and volunteer—brainstorms projects that embody those ideas, like decentralized hidden messaging systems or ingenious new ways to get uncensored Internet access to people in China.

    On our public wikis, we make lists of what we need to build these projects—and then we approach potential sponsors with these lists. If we’re lucky, a sponsor will pay to do the project. If not, we may make it for free.

    This is true whether the potential sponsor is a government agency or anyone else.

    Because of this system, some projects, like hidden services, need more funding, and we are seeking individual contributions to make this technology stronger. One day we hope to build it into many more programs—for instance, phone apps--to make them private and secure by default.

    Our diverse, international community includes thousands of men and women inspired by the ideals we share. They work to support Tor and create important tools based on Tor, like Tails and Orbot (there are at least a dozen of these). Our group includes visionaries who think and talk publicly about the Internet and the future of privacy; among them: @nickm, @ioerror, and @rogerdingeldine. @aaronsw was one of us.

    We will accept no back doors to our software, ever. You can watch @ioerror talk about this at last year’s 31c3 talk in Hamburg. We believe in and build free, open source software—free as in freedom. Tor’s source code is online for everyone to see.

    We are proud of our people, our work, and our ideals. We are a human rights organization. We are inventors. Our community is a workshop for the future of privacy tools; maybe even for the future of privacy.

    The Tor community is open to newcomers; we hope you will join us.

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  2. Dont

    Dont Just another old gray Jarhead Monkey Site Supporter

    This is very reasuring. I have embraced the open source project even tho I am by NO mean's a tech person. Can not wright code and find I have a very steep learning curve with somethings new. I rely on the honesty, integrity and honor of those that are wrighting the code. Oh, and those that post to the forum's explaining to the dumb s** like myself that have to be taken by the hand and led to the glory, Of getting it to work!
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