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[liberationtech] TrueCrypt: Status of Community Effort to keep on developments

Maxim Kammerer mk at dee.su
Tue Jun 3 13:10:06 PDT 2014


On Tue, Jun 3, 2014 at 9:03 PM, Fabio Pietrosanti (naif)
<lists at infosecurity.ch> wrote:
> all of us know that there is some little problem with TrueCrypt software
> project, with some yet unknown understanding of behind the scene facts.

I don't see a problem, I see a logical conclusion to a sequence of
events. A bunch of Twitter attention whores easily raise a large sum
of money for yet another useless security audit, whereas the
apparently lone developer doesn't see a penny of that sum, and
probably never saw a fraction of that sum during the whole history of
the project. The developer is pissed, decides that dealing with the
unwanted attention is not worth his time, and closes the project.

> Who is going to takeover TrueCrypt project seriously should be an entity
> (foundation, consortium, coalition, etc) of multiple players coming from
> a different environments from the civil society.

The project was developing well when it was a one-man team. Did you
try to contact the guy and offer him at least a similar amount of
funding to what was gathered for an audit?

> I know also about some company willing to provide development effort for
> such a public public interests project, to keep it maintained in the future.

-- 
Maxim Kammerer
Liberté Linux: http://dee.su/liberte



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