The Open Technology Fund is surveying projects working on next generation secure email or email-like communication. The purpose of this survey is to identify potential areas of collaboration, better understand the trade-offs made by the different projects, and to help the internet freedom community better understand these projects. This survey’s findings will be published publicly to serve the above purpose.
So far, we have invited these projects to participate:
All these projects are working on email or email-like communication that departs from traditional encrypted OpenPGP or S/MIME email in one way or another. Although this survey only applies to asynchronous messages (i.e. not synchronous chat), there is a great deal of diversity among the approaches. Some projects are open source, some are not. Some projects provide services, some provide only software. There are centralized, federated, and peer-to-peer approaches. There are HTML5 apps, desktop apps, mobile apps, and extensions. You get the idea.
Please let us know if we are missing any projects.
Below is a link to the web-based submission form: https://docs.google.com/a/opentechfund.org/forms/d/1TpSrjuLXxG_POGv94C6qurjz4KKw2-ID69bzWWzpEB4/viewform
Alternatively, you can complete the survey in the attached text file and email the message to [email protected]. The public key for that address is also attached.
Please submit responses on or before December 1, 2013.
Thanks in advance!