[ooni-dev] Notes from meeting today

Nathan Wilcox nathan at leastauthority.com
Thu Jun 27 22:26:21 UTC 2013


Thanks for this!

On Wed, Jun 26, 2013 at 11:17 AM, Aaron <aagbsn at torproject.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 26, 2013 at 5:58 PM, Meredith Whittaker
> <meredithrachel at google.com> wrote:
>> CCing all those who's emails I have, and the list. This is what I jotted
>> down from the meeting today. I'm not sure if there's a place these should
>> go, or if there's a better way. For now, add things I missed and correct
>> things I got wrong.
>> I'm assuming we're back on for the regular time, Monday, 12:00pm, EDT,
>> featuring Tom :)
>> Cheers,
>> M
>> Art 'n Aaron have merged the user interface, worked on the backend
>> collector policy (how to allow collectors to set their own policies, etc.),
>> and worked on code to handle downloading and caching. This work will
>> continue into next week.
>> There were some questions about M-Lab NS. Meredith (hi) will CC Art and
>> Aaron on an email with the M-Lab NS developers.
>> Nathan has been working on the threat model, now updated and expanded in
>> the wiki: https://github.com/TheTorProject/ooni-probe/wiki/Threat-Model
>> In a week or two, Nathan estimates he and Daira will be ready to present
>> an overview to the team, either during the regular meeting or some other
>> time.
>> Once the threat model is complete, it will be the responsibility of the
>> broader team to update and revamp as decisions are made and things change.
>> If anyone would like to follow progress in real time, pay attention to the
>> wiki changes.
>> Aaron pointed out that we'll want to clearly educate the end-user about
>> the privacy protections (etc.) they can expect from OONI.
>> Nathan noted that he's working on a doc that describes each role (probe
>> runner, OONIB maintainer, data analyst, etc.), and what assumptions they can
>> make about OONI. This can be a start for clearer user-facing documentation.
>> Review of progress toward "Fully Specified" milestone:
>> - URL input processors: done
>> - Triage test inclusion: done, but Meredith to update item with list of
>> tests accepted by M-Lab Steering Committee
>> - Backend specification: Need to add all items that need to be completed
>> for this to be done (Art)
>> - Test helper versioning spec: Not complete. Need to link to document
>> (assuming it exists) that notes current specification (Art)
>> - Threat model: In progress. ETA ~2 weeks.
>> - Design specs: In progress, need to add all items needed to the list (not
>> clear that everything is accounted for currently).
>> - Spec OONI backend HTTP API: Need to review what exists currently, audit
>> what's missing, and add all that are necessary as separate tickets.
>> - Spec how OONI handles OONIB collector policy: Aaron currently working on
>> this
>> --
>> Meredith Whittaker
>> Program Manager, Google Research
>> Google NYC
> Thanks for taking notes!
> --Aaron
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