#32044 closed task (fixed)

donation FAQ update on hardware

Reported by: anarcat Owned by: hiro
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after a few conversations over IRC, we figured we might relax or at least document better our documentation about hardware donations. we ended up with the following (markdown) text that should replace question 37 in the donor faq, at:


Can I donate hardware?

Typically no, we don't encourage people to donate hardware. But if
you want to make a hardware donation that you think might be 
especially useful for us, please mail giving(at)torproject.org.

The Tor project manages multiple machines in multiple locations, all
aimed at helping the Tor project develop software design to protect
people's anonymity. It does not, in itself, run the Tor network.

Machines for helping the Tor project develop software are generally paid for by the Tor project or donated by
friendly organisations. If you wish to donate hardware resources, it's
generally expected the hardware will be fully under the control of the [Tor
sysadmin team][]. Details of the requirements are documented in the 
[team wiki][].

It's possible for the Tor project to run only *services* on top of an already existing 
operating system as well, but we prefer to run the entire stack ourselves.

[Tor sysadmin team]: https://help.torproject.org/tsa/
[team wiki]: https://help.torproject.org/tsa/doc/hardware-requirements/

If more reviews are needed, a copy of that text lives in this pad as well:


This has been reviewed by ahf and gaba, if i remember correctly.

It seems the page can changed in https://gitweb.torproject.org/project/web/donate.git/tree/templates/donor-faq.twig but i don't feel super comfortable doing this myself, so i'm punting this to a ticket. :)

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comment:1 Changed 13 months ago by hiro

Status: newassigned

comment:2 Changed 11 months ago by hiro

Resolution: fixed
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