[tor-project] meek-azure funding has run out

Shari Steele ssteele at torproject.org
Mon Jan 9 23:06:17 UTC 2017

Hey David.
How much money do we need for 2017?

> On Jan 9, 2017, at 2:59 PM, David Fifield <david at bamsoftware.com> wrote:
> The grant I was using to pay for meek-azure ran out at the end of 2016.
> It was for $10,000 and it paid for meek-azure and meek-google (until the
> latter was shut down) throughout 2016. I can support it personally for
> maybe one more month but after that I'll have to shut it down.
> From these graphs you can see that meek continues to be very popular,
> with both backing bridges constant pushing against the rate limits we
> imposed to control costs. I had hoped that by now we would find a way to
> pay for sustained deployment, but it hasn't happened.
> https://atlas.torproject.org/#details/F4AD82B2032EDEF6C02C5A529C42CFAFE516564D
> https://atlas.torproject.org/#details/AA033EEB61601B2B7312D89B62AAA23DC3ED8A34
> If someone wants to take over the service and raise funds I'm happy to
> let you. I've been able to manage keeping on top of monthly invoices and
> all that, but it's not my strong suit.
> I don't have any problem with continuing to run the bridge that the CDN
> forwards to, as that is much less expensive than the CDN, like $20/month
> rather than $600/month.
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