[tor-dev] torrouter development - Who is in charge?

Jacob Appelbaum jacob at appelbaum.net
Wed Sep 12 20:50:10 UTC 2012

> Damian Johnson:
>>> I fear this thread goes unanswered and someone willing to contribute
>>> gets lost because of unresponsiveness.
>>> Does torproject have a problem to reach decisions?
>> Agreed that we should be more responsive to potential volunteers.
>> However, be aware that we have over 26 different projects going on
>> right now and far fewer than 26 active developers. We can't cover
>> everything as well as we'd like - help wanted!
> Someone already offered help: ficus.

I've discussed this with ficus at length. We have some exciting plans
lined up.

>> Runa and Jake are maintaining Torouter, but each of them also juggle
>> numerous other projects.
> Are they authorized to make decisions regarding the Torrouter project?

Uh, I guess as much as anyone?

> (I mean decisions like "We do (not) want the transparent proxy
> feature.", "This design is ok.", "This Torrouter image is good, ok let's
> call it official stable 1.0.".)

Yep. I opened nearly all of the Torouter tickets with these kinds of
discussions in mind - until Ficus had popped up, we'd had nearly no
active discussions. I think the best way to work out these issues is on
trac where we can discuss them issue by issue and keep track of the

>> Sounds like you're volunteering to become a new maintainer of the
>> project, adrelanos?
> ficus's thread "[tor-dev] torrouter development)" may be seen as
> application to become maintainer for Torrouter. Not me.

We've already discussed working on it together. Chill.

All the best,

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