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[liberationtech] Convergence: does anyone use it?

Patrick Mylund Nielsen cryptography at
Sun Jul 28 13:20:13 PDT 2013

On Sun, Jul 28, 2013 at 1:03 PM, Yan Zhu <yan at> wrote:

> It seems to be the browser extension <> that
> everyone talks about but nobody uses. For one, the original repository
> isn't actively maintained, and I found at least one unpatched issue that
> keeps it from working in recent Firefoxes (see
> Is anyone running it? Thoughts on whether it's worth forking and patching?
> Perspectives, on the other hand, is a similar project that is quite active
> but seems to get less mentions:
> -Yan

Unfortunate, since Convergence is based on the research done in the
Perspectives project. Moxie deserves credit for sure, but he seems to be
getting (almost) all of it. An Ubuntu-and-Debian-esque situation, if you

Why is neither used by the masses? Because nobody changes their settings:
That's going to be a hard problem to solve.
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