[tor] Fwd: Re: [liberationtech] Funding for the tech response in Bahrain, Libya etc

  • From: Moritz Bartl <moritz@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: torservers@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 20 Feb 2011 02:15:18 +0100


As you probably know, Tor's infrastructure is volunteer based. We have
been in contact with several ISP's that will allow us to host Tor exit
nodes in different shapes and sizes (and quality of service). However,
we have been somewhat held back from setting up new stable servers due
to our cash flow: At the moment we live off private donations only and
work with budget providers for the cheapest bandwidth deals. Proper
funding would enable us to use our existing contacts at ISPs to maintain
stable exit nodes. This is especially important since the currently
fasted and most stable node will be shut down by its operator soon.

We have the expertise to manage and maintain a scalable amount of nodes,
which will improve the Tor experience for every user. We also plan to
purchase a larger number of non-consecutive IP addresses to use for
private Tor bridges, and work with guys like you to distribute them
through social channels.

At the moment we contribute approx. 350 Mbps of exit bandwidth, all
donated by friendly ISPs. We have also collected 2000 Euro in individual
donations since June 2010.

You can find me on IRC irc.oftc.net #torservers (nick gamambel) or
Jabber moritz@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx if you have anymore questions.

We have been following your work closely as our goals are very similar.
We believe that both our organizations will mutually benefit if we work
together :-)


-------- Original Message --------
Subject:        Re: [liberationtech] Funding for the tech response in Bahrain,
Libya etc
Date:   Sat, 19 Feb 2011 19:38:48 -0500

Hi Moritz we know you guys well (Andrew and Jacob both mentioned me to
you) - and very pleased to meet you. Be good to know what your immediate
plans are specifically, Brett


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