[tor-project] support the torproject with bridges

Georg Koppen gk at torproject.org
Wed Aug 9 10:23:00 UTC 2017

Roger Dingledine:
> On Mon, Aug 07, 2017 at 11:59:55PM +0200, Felix wrote:
>> I would be happy to support the torproject with two bridges
>> as default TBB bridges.
>> [...]
>> Last year I joined the Tor break outs at ccc Hamburg and noticed
>> there is a need for reliable bridges. So here we are. Please ask
>> if you need more information.
> I think we should take Felix up on this offer.
> That said, who makes the decisions, and follows through, on the default
> bridges that ship with Tor Browser?
> I fear it might be another situation where the Tor Browser team and the
> Network team both figure the other one ought to handle it. And if so,
> here I am calling it out so some progress can be made. :)

I think it is fine if it gets handled by the Tor Browser team. At the
end we need to review and merge the changes.

That said I feel we can do better than that by writing up a document or
wiki entry explaining the process of how to add new default bridges to
Tor Browser taking into account

a) the requirements on the bridge side (min hardware, open ports etc.)
b) censorship research interests
c) how to write the patch and where to post it
d) whom to contact
e) ...

That way others (not being part of $team) can help potential operators
by pointing to the document, minimizing the risk that the bridge offer
falls through the cracks. And we have a canonical way of doing these
things which can get ameneded/tweaked as we see fit if necessary,
keeping everyone on the same page.

If we don't get earlier to it I guess sitting down in Montreal and
hammering out the details might be worthwhile.


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