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[liberationtech] Any news on tahrir's development?

Ian Clarke ian.clarke at
Sat Dec 29 11:59:29 PST 2012

Oh, I should add that if anyone would like an easy way to get into the
project, take a look at our list of issues:  Some will require a
good understanding of the codebase, but many of them will not.


On Sat, Dec 29, 2012 at 1:57 PM, Ian Clarke <ian.clarke at> wrote:

> Hey guys,
> We made decent progress towards a prototype during Kieran's summer of code
> project, but there was still work to do, mainly on the GUI by the end of it.
> Since then we didn't make much progress as Kieran was back at University,
> and I have other commitments, but Kieran started work on the GUI again in
> mid-December and it sounded like he was very close.
> What the project really needs is another good Java programmer (or two, or
> three!), to get their teeth into it.  I laid down most of the ground work
> with a really powerful encrypted messaging layer that is deceptively easy
> to use (inspired by how GWT handles client-server communication).
> If anyone is interested, I would be more than happy to spend a few hours
> walking them through the codebase over Skype.  Tahrir is designed to expose
> the nicest possible API to the layers above, so it should be quite
> pleasurable to work with.  For anyone that makes a decent contribution, I'm
> also happy to be a resume reference for them in the future.
> If any good Java coders are interested in the project, please take a look
> at our architecture docs<> and
> email me.
> Ian.
> On Sat, Dec 29, 2012 at 1:03 PM, Yosem Companys <companys at>wrote:
>> People are asking the same on the Stanford liberationtech list.  We'd
>> love to know.
>> On Sat, Dec 29, 2012 at 10:36 AM, vermeer grange <
>> vermeer.grange at> wrote:
>>> Hello Kieran and Ian,
>>> I'd be curious to know about tahrir's development and if we are getting
>>> closer to a working prototype.
>>> The last post on this forum was made four months ago, this is why I'm
>>> asking.
>>> Thanks!
>>> Vermeer
> --
> Ian Clarke
> Blog:

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