wiki:org/meetings/2017Montreal/Notes/GlobalSouth

Global South notes from "Tor problems" session

  • Things that have already happened
    • more trainings in Global South, including four in India, some in Kenya, Nigeria, Pakistan, etc
    • more support from Tor leadership (props Alison)
    • meetups in Brazil (Vasilis)
    • building more networks, support funding for trainings in GS
    • partnership with Digital Rights Foundation in Pakistan
    • Ramy Raoof is a new board member from Egypt, he's also been doing outreach across MENA
    • more notice given for Tor meetings makes it easier to get visas
    • ilv has done a lot in LatAm especially around relay operation
    • giving people money is a start but it's not a relationship
  • Things that need to happen
    • promote the GS mailing list and IRC again, in multiple languages, maybe with a blog post. Those channels have less participation
    • support more meetups
    • build better relationships with grassroots organizations
    • improve communication
  • Things that are not going well
    • Tor is really slow outside of NA/EU
    • can metrics tell us how slow? already plans to roll this out. core tor and ooni are collaborating on this problem too.
  • Some things we should do now
    • Improve communication. Prioritize translation for the blog, website, mailing list
    • announce existing channels with a blog post in EN, FR, Portuguese, SP
    • planning meetups, especially partnered with local digital rights groups
    • organize translation, not just transifex
    • recognize translators we already have
    • tweets in multiple languages
  • TODO
    • improve translation, honor translators publicly, and coordinate them (gus, micah, alison, bring in Colin)
    • more meetups in the GS and better grassroots relationships (gus, ilv, Alison)
    • tor meeting in the GS with better notice, logistics eg visas (ilv, sukhbir, Alison)
    • a more formal/public framework for collaboration via OONI
    • improve Tor performance in GS, measure the performance in the GS, get more relays in the GS
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