Ah, I was using "buy-in" much more broadly, in terms of more people joining the project and contributing. I actually didn't have financial contributions in mind at all. Alain -----Original Message----- From: ciphershed-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:ciphershed-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Niklas Lemcke - ??? Sent: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 10:56 To: ciphershed@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [ciphershed] Re: Introduction On Tue, 10 Jun 2014 10:46:41 -0400 "Alain Forget" <aforget@xxxxxxx> wrote: > Hi all, > > I may as well introduce myself as well. I am currently a usable security and > privacy researcher at Carnegie Mellon University. I haven't done much work in > cryptography, but I and many in my field trust and strongly value TrueCrypt, > so there is personal and professional interest in seeing TrueCrypt continue > and be secure, reliable, and usable. > > While I can't promise I'll have many cycles in the short-term for tangible > contributions, I can be at your disposal for a usable security and privacy > perspective on whatever aspects of the project. If TrueCrypt (or whatever it > ultimately becomes) is to be widely-adopted by the public, it needs to be > usable by them. While TrueCrypt is/was by far the most usable encryption > solution I've known of, I still think it needs more work to be easily > understandable to and usable by typical end-users. > > In the future, I may have more resources to devote to this endeavour, > including code contributions, usability analyses and studies, and (hopefully) > research publications, which would increase awareness of (and potentially > buy-in and additional contributions to) this project to the research > community (which includes academics, professionals, and government parties). > > Alain > And I hit send before I was done.. Well here goes: Contributions, studies and publications would all be very useful. The idea of so-called "buy-ins" scares me though, and I know Bill will have a similar allergic reaction to that. The monetary question will have to be discussed and explored carefully in the future. For the starting phase I believe we have a consensus (correct me if I'm wrong) that we do not want any money involved, for the consequences it almost always entails. Again, nice to meet you, Niklas -- Niklas At the time of writing, no warrants have ever been served to me, Niklas Lemcke, nor am I under any personal legal compulsion concerning the CipherShed project. I do not know of any searches or seizures of my assets.