Opened 9 months ago

Last modified 6 months ago

#23632 new task

Apply Tor trademark for anon-connection-wizard

Reported by: iry Owned by: alison
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Cc: arma, adrelanos, brade, mcs Actual Points:
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Description

anon-connection-wizard is a Tor-launcher-like application focus on system-Tor user. It would be a more descriptive name if it can be renamed to `tor-connection-wizard'.

The Tor Project encourages developers to use the name Tor in ways that do not confuse the public about the source of anonymity software and services. If you are building open-source non-commercial software or services that incorporate or work with The Tor Project's code, you may use the name “Tor” in an accurate description of your work.

anon-connection-wizard is licensed under GPLv3:
https://github.com/irykoon/anon-connection-wizard/blob/master/GPLv3

We ask you to include a link to the official Tor website https://www.torproject.org/ so users can verify the original source of Tor for themselves, and a note indicating that your project is not sponsored by The Tor Project. For example, “This product is produced independently from the Tor® anonymity software and carries no guarantee from The Tor Project about quality, suitability or anything else.”

https://github.com/irykoon/anon-connection-wizard/commit/1ae36678b7a4f47e30608fddef3e7cfa31921a95

Could you please tell me what else I am expected to finish before anon-connection-wizard can be renamed to tor-connection-wizard? Thank you very much!

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comment:1 Changed 6 months ago by arma

I ran into iry in an airport today, and he reminded me about this ticket.

My first thought is that if the goal is feature parity with tor-launcher (the Firefox extension in Tor Browser), then it would be good to coordinate with mcs and brade to learn about their recent and upcoming UX changes for tor-launcher.

My second thought is that we've been pushing people to come up with their own name for their thing, rather than having them name it tor-something, since the more tor-somethings there are in the world, the more people will want their thing to be named tor-something, and the cycle will continue. So I wonder if there is a cool unique name that you could use that makes the thing *yours*. (Imagine a world where several people each develop their own Tor launcher helper app, and each of them wants it to be named tor-something.) (I recognize that tor-launcher undermines this goal by being named tor-something. :(

My third thought is that if we're going to name the thing tor-something, we should first figure out how much buy-in we have from the various projects that will use it. Those are... tails and whonix?

comment:2 in reply to:  1 Changed 6 months ago by iry

Hi arma!

Replying to arma:

I ran into iry in an airport today, and he reminded me about this ticket.

My first thought is that if the goal is feature parity with tor-launcher (the Firefox extension in Tor Browser), then it would be good to coordinate with mcs and brade to learn about their recent and upcoming UX changes for tor-launcher.

Thank you for your suggestion! I have been trying to follow up the new design of the Tor launcher and anon-connection-wizard has had the latest design by Tor UX team so far.

My second thought is that we've been pushing people to come up with their own name for their thing, rather than having them name it tor-something, since the more tor-somethings there are in the world, the more people will want their thing to be named tor-something, and the cycle will continue. So I wonder if there is a cool unique name that you could use that makes the thing *yours*. (Imagine a world where several people each develop their own Tor launcher helper app, and each of them wants it to be named tor-something.) (I recognize that tor-launcher undermines this goal by being named tor-something. :(

Thank you so for your detailed explanation. I agree with you that avoid naming everything tor-something is healthier for the Tor ecosystem. Also naming it tor-something may let people think it is something TPO is responsible for which can be misleading.

My third thought is that if we're going to name the thing tor-something, we should first figure out how much buy-in we have from the various projects that will use it. Those are... tails and whonix?

Yes. anon-connection-wizard has been integrated into Whonix while it has not been integrated into Tails yet.

comment:3 Changed 6 months ago by iry

Priority: MediumLow

comment:4 Changed 6 months ago by iry

Severity: NormalMinor

comment:5 Changed 6 months ago by mcs

Cc: brade mcs added
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