Sponsor S


July 10 2014 - November 30 2016


Part one: Pluggable transport integration

Tor will work to safely deploy transport technology to resist censorship, especially censorship based on deep packet inspection. This will be achieved by working with researchers to improve the usability, portability, security and code maintainability for transports; integrating mature transports into experimental bundles for real users and feeding those results into further improvements; and improving and maintaining the application programming interface between Tor and the pluggable transport layer.

Part two: Testing and network simulation improvements

Tor will improve the correctness and stability of the core Tor software by streamlining and automating the process of launching a complete test; designing and scripting an automated test suite to exercise and stress as much of Tor’s functionality as possible; and extending Tor’s controller interface to allow better monitoring.

Part three: Enhanced outreach

To increase awareness and improve the sustainability of the Tor technology and research, Tor will develop dynamic messaging and targeted campaigns aimed at end users and volunteers. Tor will identify partner organizations for outreach activities, including diaspora populations from countries with low press freedom rankings, open source development groups, and NGOs supporting civil society.


Project actually started in October 2014. So reports will start on Q4 2014. This sponsor requests quarterly reports, Final project report can be found at the end.

Q4 2014

Q1 2015

  • Progress report + Metrics report combined (pdf is too big :( )

Q2 2015

Q3 2015

Q4 2015

Q1 2016

Q2 2016 - after the implementers meeting we changed the metrics we were reporting and also start to send separated reports for metrics and project progress.

Q3 2016

Q4 2016

Final Report

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