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[liberationtech] Tahrir

Jacob Appelbaum jacob at appelbaum.net
Sat Dec 24 22:22:56 PST 2011


On 12/24/2011 10:11 PM, Ian Clarke wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 24, 2011 at 11:50 PM, Jacob Appelbaum <jacob at appelbaum.net>wrote:
> 
>> On the subject of that specific FH report, I'd ask you to consider
>> reading this:
>>
>> http://advocacy.globalvoicesonline.org/2011/04/14/over-the-firewall-and-into-the-fire/
> 
> 
> Hey Jacob.  Yes - I definitely had my suspicions about that report - it
> seemed far more concerned with evaluating people's opinions than an actual
> technical of the various tools.

Good to hear. The biggest irony is that they also said they did a
technical evaluation and then the author says they disregarded those parts!


> 
> I treat it as little-more than evidence that there is an awareness of
> Freenet in China, not that it is any kind of technical endorsement.
> 

So, I'm actually not sure that this is a good thing to take from it -
I'd say that you should consider a metrics based approach - check out
what we're doing with Tor:
https://metrics.torproject.org/graphs.html

> Have you spoken to the BBG guys about this?  They are the ones that brought
> it to my attention.

I hear my blog post made the rounds in DC. Most of the non-free software
in that report has a rough future ahead and rightly so. :)

All the best,
Jacob



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