Apply
My OTF Apply
My OTF Apply

Tor BSD Diversity Project

The Tor BSD Diversity Project (TDP) is an initiative which extended the use of the BSD Unix operating systems in the Tor public anonymity network.

In a global anonymity network, monocultures are potentially disastrous. A single kernel vulnerability in GNU/Linux impacting Tor relays could be devastating. The project helped foster a stronger Tor network through increasing operating system diversity.

TDP’s project focused on several areas including but not limited to:

Providing relevant “simple English” documentation with translations for Tor operators on BSD systems;

Conducting various promotion activities focused on the BSD community, including enlisting BSD-using commercial entities to run BSD relays with TDP providing assistance;

Updating the equipment on active OpenBSD relays;

Porting Onionshare to OpenBSD;

Porting obfs4proxy to OpenBSD and FreeBSD;

Migrating previous static reporting on the Tor network to JSON to highlight operating system-related diversity.

Get the word out

Current project status

Just an idea (Pre-alpha)
It exists! (Alpha/Beta)
It's basically done (Release)
People use it (Production)

Funding to date

2017 $40,000 9 months
Internet Freedom Fund

Total Funding: $40,000

Addressed problems

  • Physical intimidation, arrest, violence (including device seizure or destruction), and death for political or social reasons
  • Repressive surveillance or monitoring of communication

Objective(s)

  • Deploying technology
  • Testing

Beneficiaries

  • General public
  • Women
  • Sexual minorities
  • Ethnic minorities
  • Activists
  • Journalists
  • Advocacy groups/NGOs

Region(s)

  • Global

Technology attributes

  • Application deployment
  • User interface/experience