[cryptography] Potential funding for crypto-related projects

Michael Rogers michael at briarproject.org
Thu Jul 4 11:28:59 EDT 2013


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On 04/07/13 13:34, danimoth wrote:
> IMHO that's is unfair. There are many publications on Tor 
> vulnerabilities as well, and this is unavoidable. Are you sure that
> in the next two months Tor will not be the main actor of a similar
> publication?
> 
> You should have pointed us over principles and design, rather than 
> vulnerabilities.
> 
> By principles, I like i2p more than tor, for its decentralization,
> and for its focus on providing an "anonymous" network layer than a
> "exit point" to existing internet. But this is completely personal,
> and each of us as his/her requirements to satisfy.

I think the point is that i2p's decision to use a decentralised
directory service led to the vulnerabilities described in the paper.
You can't separate principles from their practical effects. I agree
with you that i2p's principles are great, but that shouldn't stop us
from discussing their practical effects (including the bad ones).

I don't like the idea that respect == not talking about problems. How
are problems with i2p and Tor supposed to get fixed if we don't
discuss them?

As for personal choice - yes, it's a matter of personal choice whether
you prefer i2p's goals or Tor's goals. But whether those systems
achieve their goals is not a matter of personal choice - it's a matter
of objective fact that should be settled by examining the evidence.

Cheers,
Michael

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