[tor-project] Tor powers digital resistance with help from Mozilla

Shari Steele ssteele at riseup.net
Thu Oct 26 15:26:16 UTC 2017

> On Oct 26, 2017, at 8:12 AM, Paul Syverson <paul.syverson at nrl.navy.mil> wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 24, 2017 at 02:12:13PM -0700, Shari Steele wrote:
> [snip]
>> You started quite a hunt here in the office, trying to clearly
>> establish the trail the Amazon Smile donations take.  We can now
>> confirm that those donations are deposited directly into our bank
>> account periodically, and they never hit our donation database.  So
>> we will not be asking Mozilla to match that money.
> I didn't mean to make work for anyone, but I hope the result was
> useful for better understanding the flow of donation money and the
> meaning of any particular numbers.

Yep.  It was an exercise worth doing.  :)

>> Mozilla is being extremely generous with us, and we could ask them
>> to include the Amazon Smile deposits, but I kinda feel like that's
>> cheating, since those are already given in part based on Amazon's
>> generosity.
> I agree completely on all counts. It was saying "hmmm" about just
> those sorts of thoughts that prompted me to ask. And especially given
> that the answer was basically as I expected with roughly the same
> attitude about it on your part, I again apologize if I prompted extra
> work for anybody.
> aloha,
> Paul
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