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[liberationtech] Silent Circle to publish source code?

Ryan Gallagher ryan at
Thu Oct 11 14:51:05 PDT 2012

Yep, I met with Silent Circle's CEO and other staff including Jon Callas for a Slate piece I'm doing which I think might address some of the q's being raised here. Was told quite categorically that everything will be made open source after release. Also told me they have a white paper which is being peer reviewed then published. I believe there may be one or two people on this list who've been testing the beta version, so maybe they might want to weigh in...? I'd be v keen to hear the thoughts of anyone who's tested.

To Nadim: I'm interested to know, did you contact anyone at SC before writing your blog post? Seems to me you arrived at your rather scathing conclusion largely on the basis of an assumption. A sort of shoot first, ask questions later approach. It actually says on the SC website that SC will use "Open Source Peer-Reviewed Encryption." It also says, unambiguously, "We believe in open source."

> From: companys at
> Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2012 12:48:03 -0700
> To: liberationtech at
> Subject: Re: [liberationtech] Silent Circle to publish source code?
> We both received the same messages from Ryan Gallagher and Dan Gillmor:
> @rj_gallagher: @kaepora FYI I met with SC's CEO today for piece I'm
> doing + he told me they'll be making everything open source.
> That's why I added the question mark, in case someone on the list knew
> anymore (for example, when -- what date? -- do they plan to publish
> the code).
> I've contacted @Silent_Circle via Twitter and invited them on to
> Liberationtech.  If anyone knows how to reach someone on the team
> directly, please let me know.
> It'd be nice to send them a personal invitation, so we can talk to the
> team directly rather than have a secondhand conversation.
> Best,
> Yosem
> On Thu, Oct 11, 2012 at 12:35 PM, Nadim Kobeissi <nadim at> wrote:
> > It would have been much nicer to create this thread based on real source
> > code, instead of a tweet based on word of mouth. We'll see.
> >
> > NK
> >
> > On 10/11/2012 3:27 PM, Yosem Companys wrote:
> >> Dan Gillmor @dangillmor: @kaepora Phil Zimmerman told me yesterday
> >> that Silent Circle (contrary to what you say in your post) will
> >> publish source code.
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