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    1 We met to figure out how to better communicate / seek / accept outside support for Tor. We  didn’t spend much time on sponsorship and fundraising. Rather, we focused on  how people can show support and provide in-kind support to the Tor  project. This starts to overlap a bit with structures for individual  contribution to the Tor project.[[BR]][[BR]]'''Things to be done'''[[BR]][[BR]]A lot of this work is already underway across the org / community; in some cases need to pull out and make more visible.[[BR]][[BR]]'''1. Identify the org functions that can be covered thru in-kind support'''
     1We met to figure out how to better communicate / seek / accept outside support for Tor. We  didn’t spend much time on sponsorship and fundraising. Rather, we focused on  how people can show support and provide in-kind support to the Tor  project. This starts to overlap a bit with structures for individual  contribution to the Tor project.
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    3 [[BR]]'''2. Create a list of (supported) actions people can pledge to do (especially ordinary people)'''
     3= '''Things to be done''' =
     4A lot of this work is already underway across the org / community; in some cases need to pull out and make more visible.[[BR]][[BR]]'''1. Identify the org functions that can be covered thru in-kind support'''
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     6'''2. Create a list of (supported) actions people can pledge to do (especially ordinary people)'''
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    58 * some of these volunteer actions overlap a bit with community &  on-boarding; need to figure out how to communicate better and reduce  friction
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    810 * donation
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    1011
    1112 * documentation
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    1414 * localization
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    1615
    1716 * provide support? (this one is tricky—have to watch out for at-risk people)
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    2018 * translation (same as above)
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    2219
    2320 * evangelists
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    2622 * all of this is very related to how we onboard new people
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    2923
    3024'''3. Maintain a list of tickets that volunteers can take (in TRAC: “easy”)'''
     
    3226 * this is more on the “on-boarding / contribution” side, but overlaps
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    3528 * Karsten’s hope is to pull out 1/1/1 things, i.e., 1 thing to do, take 1 hour to explain, take 1 week to check in
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    3829
    3930'''4. Create a “show your support” program?'''
     
    4132 * buttons, badges, other easy
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    4434 * need as much endorsement as possible; don’t discriminate
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    4736 * “Tor is best way the reach our website safely”
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    5038 * probably integrated with the donor program
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    5440'''5. Create a list of high-profile Tor supporters'''
     
    5642 * need a braintrust and alliance of organizations who believe in the mission of Tor
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    5944 * they are proactively shaping public opinion and are there if we have to weather criticism
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    6246 * companies (Facebook/Google), NGOs (ACLU), public servants (PM of  Iceland, UN Human Rights rapporteur), artists (John Cusack), musicians  (Aphex Twin), from across the globe and political spectrum
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    6548 * How  would we feel is a brand like Starbucks gave a thumbs up to Tor? <—  aggressively embrace mainstream if they show any interest; this part of  Tor is apolitical; great for the Onion to appear alongside well-known  brands
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    6850 * and conversely people to shame? <—not sure, might be better to stay positive
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    7151
    7252'''6. Figure out a way to know the valuable relationships that Tor people have (tricky)'''
     
    7656 * appeal to student activists / CS departments
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    7958 * create excitement and interest in Tor on 1000 campuses
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    8260 * provide template presentations, event formats
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    8562 * send swag and stickers
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    8864 * have a process for on-boarding people into Tor contribution
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    9165
    9266'''8. Create models for replicable biz partnerships'''
     
    9468 * how do you do a “biz development” exploration from within Tor?
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    9770 * need to do case studies / brainstorms of how it would work in an ideal world
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    9971
    10072 * Silent Circle, !BlackPhone2 <—— work with Guardian Project to learn more
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    10374 * DT? <—— work with Mozilla to learn more
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    10676 * who is responsible? Who can commit the org? What is the protocol? Are agreements needed?
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    10978 * make sure to identify giant landmines so they can be avoided
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    112 
    113 '''Kinds of help we need'''
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     80=  =
     81= '''Kinds of help we need''' =
    11582|| || '''Help''' || '''$$$''' || '''Channel''' || ||
    11683|| || Engineering support || Match donations || Promote Tor on high traffic sites || ||
     
    12390|| || Legal (pro bono) || Advocate within an institution || || ||
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    125 '''Interesting Questions'''[[BR]][[BR]]'''1. How can we make it easier to get support to people on the edges, without flowing through the central organization?'''[[BR]][[BR]]'''2. What kinds of political events create more sympathy for Tor?'''[[BR]][[BR]]'''3. What are the enduring use cases that create more sympathy for Tor?'''[[BR]][[BR]]'''4. Historically, what kind of support have we gotten from companies?'''
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     93= '''Interesting Questions''' =
     94'''1. How can we make it easier to get support to people on the edges, without flowing through the central organization?'''[[BR]][[BR]]'''2. What kinds of political events create more sympathy for Tor?'''[[BR]][[BR]]'''3. What are the enduring use cases that create more sympathy for Tor?'''[[BR]][[BR]]'''4. Historically, what kind of support have we gotten from companies?'''
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    12796 * Corporations who have matching programs
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    13098 * Put Tor on routers (Cisco)
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    13299
    133100 * Cloud engine companies; Google, Amazon, Azure (we currently get credits)
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    137 [[BR]]'''5. What kinds of companies would want to differentiate themselves on privacy?'''
     102'''5. What kinds of companies would want to differentiate themselves on privacy?'''
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    139104 * ISPs, particularly Swedish ISPs
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    142106 * Deutsch Telekom
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    146 [[BR]]'''6. Are there sovereign nations who would support; in spirit or by setting up relays?'''
     108'''6. Are there sovereign nations who would support; in spirit or by setting up relays?'''
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    148110 * Iceland — maybe
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    151112 * Ecuador — unknown
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    154114 * Estonia — privacy hater
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    158 [[BR]]'''7. Who are the open internet orgs and related orgs who can strengthen advocacy side?'''
     116'''7. Who are the open internet orgs and related orgs who can strengthen advocacy side?'''
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    160118 * EFF
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    163120 * CDT
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    165121
    166122 * OTI
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    169124 * ACLU
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    171125
    172126 * Google Ideas (U Proxy; stop censorship)
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    175128 * Mozilla
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    179 [[BR]]'''8. Are there media organizations who would support; in spirit or by setting up relays?'''
     130'''8. Are there media organizations who would support; in spirit or by setting up relays? e.g.,'''
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    181132 * Gawker
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    184134 * First Look
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    186135
    187136 * Boing Boing —> already runs a relay
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    190138 * NYT —> needs to be publicly shamed into running a relay?
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    193140 * Guardian
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    197 [[BR]]'''9. Can we count on any help from university CS departments?'''
     142'''9. Can we count on any help from university CS departments?'''
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    199144 * classes on networking; include Tor in the curriculum as part of network failure, privacy, security
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    202146 * give a talk
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    204147
    205148 * scholarships; send college kids to dev meeting
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    208150 * NSF—up to $15k support for conferences
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    211152 * MIT runs a lot of exits
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    215 [[BR]]'''10. Who can help with research?'''
     154'''10. Who can help with research?'''
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    217156 * Tell us what percent of your users are using Tor (tricky because it could rub people the wrong way)
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    220158 * Put that in your transparency report