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    55'''Subject:''' Tor Weekly News — June 24th, 2015
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    7 {{{
    8 ========================================================================
    9 Tor Weekly News                                          June 24th, 2015
    10 ========================================================================
    11 
    12 Welcome to the twenty-fifth issue in 2015 of Tor Weekly News, the weekly
    13 newsletter that covers what’s happening in the Tor community.
    14 
    15 Contents
    16 --------
    17 
    18  1. Adopt an onion with Nos Oignons
    19  2. Miscellaneous news
    20  3. Upcoming events
    21 
    22 Adopt an onion with Nos Oignons
    23 -------------------------------
    24 
    25 Alongside the thousands of individual Tor relay operators who donate
    26 their time, expertise, and resources in order to build a fast and stable
    27 Tor network, a number of Tor relay organizations (independent of the Tor
    28 Project itself) have been set up in several countries. These groups make
    29 use of the benefits that formal non-profit status brings — such as
    30 funding opportunities, resource pooling, and legal advice — to set up
    31 and operate fast, secure Tor relays, and often to represent Tor and Tor
    32 users in local-language media. Torservers.net — the Germany-based relay
    33 organization and umbrella group for these projects — currently lists [1]
    34 fourteen partner organizations in eleven countries, with more on the
    35 way.
    36 
    37 Nos Oignons [2], the French Torservers.net partner, runs five
    38 high-capacity relays on three machines that together handle a fiftieth
    39 of current Tor traffic. The bandwidth for one of these is generously
    40 provided by the registrar and hosting company Gandi [3], but the other
    41 two are funded by the organization itself, at a cost of around 300 euros
    42 per month. With only three months’ worth of financing left, Nos Oignons
    43 is holding its first funding drive [4] to ensure these major relays stay
    44 online for the benefit of all Tor users.
    45 
    46 If you donate more than 2 euros to Nos Oignons between 15th June and
    47 15th August, you can suggest a name for their next Tor relay. The
    48 current set are named after the philosopher Herbert Marcuse, Ursula K.
    49 Le Guin’s “Ekumen” universe, and the protagonist of Walter Tevis’ novel
    50 “Mockingbird”, so use your imagination! At the end of the fundraiser,
    51 three entries will be chosen at random and the team will pick one of
    52 them; see the campaign page (or the English announcement [5]) for
    53 information on how to take part.
    54 
    55   [1]: https://www.torservers.net/partners.html
    56   [2]: https://nos-oignons.net
    57   [3]: https://www.gandi.net
    58   [4]: https://nos-oignons.net/campagne2015/
    59   [5]: https://nos-oignons.net/pipermail/announces/2015/000005.html
    60 
    61 Miscellaneous news
    62 ------------------
    63 
    64 Anthony G. Basile put out version 20150616 [6] of Tor-ramdisk, featuring
    65 updates to core software.
    66 
    67   [6]: https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-talk/2015-June/038199.html
    68 
    69 meejah announced [7] that txtorcon, the Twisted-based asynchronous Tor
    70 controller, now supports David Stainton’s “tor:” endpoint parser.  “This
    71 means two things: txtorcon now depends on txsocksx, and you can do
    72 "client-type" things directly with endpoints”. See meejah’s message for
    73 more details.
    74 
    75   [7]: https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-dev/2015-June/008961.html
    76 
    77 Jesse Victors published his second Tor Summer of Privacy status
    78 report [8] for the OnioNS (Onion Name System) project, detailing further
    79 work to decentralize the system and improvements to event logging.
    80 
    81   [8]: https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-dev/2015-June/008964.html
    82 
    83 Arturo Filastò published a summary [9] of the costs incurred by OONI’s
    84 next-generation data-processing pipeline since March.
    85 
    86   [9]: https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/ooni-dev/2015-June/000295.html
    87 
    88 Thanks to Ana Lucia Cortez [10] for running a mirror of the Tor Project
    89 website and software archive!
    90 
    91  [10]: https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-mirrors/2015-June/000904.html
    92 
    93 Upcoming events
    94 ---------------
    95 
    96   Jun 24 02:00 UTC | Pluggable transports/bridges meeting
    97                    | #tor-dev, irc.oftc.net
    98                    |
    99   Jun 29 18:00 UTC | Tor Browser meeting
    100                    | #tor-dev, irc.oftc.net
    101                    |
    102   Jun 29 17:00 UTC | OONI development meeting
    103                    | #ooni, irc.oftc.net
    104                    |
    105   Jun 30 18:00 UTC | little-t tor patch workshop
    106                    | #tor-dev, irc.oftc.net
    107                    |
    108   Jun 30 - Jul 02  | Many Tor people @ 15th Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium
    109                    | Philadelphia, USA
    110                    | https://petsymposium.org/2015/
    111                    |
    112   Jul 01 13:30 UTC | little-t tor development meeting
    113                    | #tor-dev, irc.oftc.net
    114                    |
    115   Jul 03 19:00 UTC | Tails contributors meeting
    116                    | #tails-dev, irc.oftc.net
    117                    | https://mailman.boum.org/pipermail/tails-project/2015-June/000242.html
    118 
    119 
    120 This issue of Tor Weekly News has been assembled by Harmony and other
    121 contributors.
    122 
    123 Want to continue reading TWN? Please help us create this newsletter.
    124 We still need more volunteers to watch the Tor community and report
    125 important news. Please see the project page [11], write down your
    126 name and subscribe to the team mailing list [12] if you want to
    127 get involved!
    128 
    129  [11]: https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/wiki/TorWeeklyNews
    130  [12]: https://lists.torproject.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/news-team
    131 }}}
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