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[liberationtech] Looking for Feedback | Ombuds

Nick Skelsey nskelsey at gmail.com
Tue Aug 25 08:01:20 PDT 2015


I am bumping this post just once.

I was hoping to see if anybody had any "hold on" kind of thoughts before we
continue on our merry way building this system out. We are working to
create a free public record for the Internet via user submitted statements.
Any bits of wisdom you have helps!


On Wed, Aug 19, 2015 at 2:41 PM, Nick Skelsey <nskelsey at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi All,
>
> A friend and I have been working on (yet another) anti-censorship tool and
> we are getting ready to release it. The tool is kind of like a BBS, but the
> interesting thing about it is that all public statements made through it
> are stored in a block chain. This is in contrast to a traditional
> microblogging service where the site's operator has control over a user's
> content. In our case, we use Bitcoin's block chain.
>
> I am soliciting questions, comments, and concerns about the design before
> we try to get anyone to use the tool seriously. You can read more about the
> design, how we plan to scale it, and some attacks we foresee in our paper
> [1]. Feel free to checkout the software [2] and the rest of our material
> online [3]. None of it is really finished, but we welcome all criticism.
>
>   Nick
>
> [1] https://getombuds.org/research/
> [2] https://github.com/soapboxsys/OmbudsCore
> [3] https://relay.getombuds.org
>
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