[tor-project] Anti-censorship meeting notes, 18 July 2019

Philipp Winter phw at torproject.org
Thu Jul 18 17:22:07 UTC 2019

Here are our meeting logs:


And here is our meeting pad:

ANTI-CENSORSHIP work meeting pad

Next meeting: Thursday July 18th 17:00 UTC

Weekly meetings, every Thursday at 17:00 UTC, in #tor-meeting at OFTC (channel is logged while meetings are in progress).

== Goal of this meeting ==

Weekly checkin about the status of anti-censorship work at Tor.
Coordinate collaboration between people/teams on anti-censorship at Tor.

== Links to Useful documents ==

    * Our anti-censorship roadmap: https://storm.torproject.org/shared/knaG2lEzepdsCC21DYk4dD4hRtwcUGnXQvalH1sKEAM
        * Our roadmap consists of a subset of trac tickets.
        * Note that there's a bug that causes the roadmap to load slowly.  To work around it, first click on "All boards", and then on "ROADMAP Anti-censorship team"
    * The anti-censorship team's wiki page: https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/wiki/org/teams/AntiCensorshipTeam
    * GetTor's roadmap: https://dip.torproject.org/anti-censorship/gettor/boards
        * Hiro is currently experimenting with gitlab.
    * Tickets that need reviews: https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/query?status=needs_review&component=%5eCircumvention&col=id&col=summary&col=component&col=owner&col=type&col=priority&col=milestone&col=reviewer&order=priority 

----   18th July 2019  ----

== Announcements ==

    * Added Stockholm meeting notes to: https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/wiki/org/teams/AntiCensorshipTeam#Tormeetingnotes

== Discussion ==

    * https://dip.torproject.org/anti-censorship/state-of-censorship/blob/master/README.md
        * Is this a good start?

== Actions ==


== Interesting links ==

    * https://www.swadeshimedia.in/spring-epfl-lightnion/

== Updates ==


    This week:
        - What you worked on this week.
    Next week:
        - What you are planning to work on next week (related to anti-censorship work).
    Help with:
         - Something you may need help with.

hiro: (gettor days are Thursday)
    This week:
    Next week:
    Past week:

  This week (2019-07-18):
        * Working with obfs4 bridge operators who couldn't get their bridge to run.
        * Filed OONI ticket to have OONI measure reachability of STUN servers.
        * Started working on a repository that keeps track of what's necessary to connect to Tor in censoring countries.
            * https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/28531
        * Filed a ticket to get a new default obfs4 bridge running.
            * https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/31164
        * Filed a ticket to have www services of anti-censorship team monitored.
            * https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/31159
        * Wrapped up creation of docker image.
            * https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/30708
        * Filed ticket for an easy-to-use bridge setup meta package in Debian.
            * https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/31153
        * Read Matic et al.'s NDSS'17 paper and sent summary to anti-censorship-team at .
            * https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/anti-censorship-team/2019-July/000023.html
        * Moved forward with understanding the "long tail" of network traffic (required for Sponsor 28).
        * Attended Tor dev meeting in Stockholm.
            * Sponsor 30 kick-off meeting.
            * Had a chat with Antonela about UX challenges wrt bridges.
            * Had a chat with Hiro about the future of GetTor.
            * Had a chat with Nathan and Benjamin about ORbot and OnionBrowser.
            * Had a chat with Tails folks about maintenance of obfs4proxy package.
            * Had a chat with David about PT v2.0 and snowflake.
            * Attended session on anti-censorship rapid response.
            * Attended session on how to attract more snowflakes.
            * Attended session about Tor's upcoming dev portal.
            * Roadmapping.
  Next week:
  Help with:

Gaba: (updated )
   Last week ():
    This week ():

    Last week:
        - Worked on #28930
    This week:
        - Finished refactoring parts of #28930. Trying to figure out if we should begin the discussion on how PT's can report back on bootstrap info.
        - Continued to work on a tool to convert Trac tickets into Gitlab tickets.

cecylia (cohosh): last updated 2019-07-18 (will try to attend but still at PETS)
    Last week:
        - Tor Meeting and PETS
        - deployed a proxy-go instance that uses pion/webrtc library (#28942)
        - updated snowflake bridge survival guide instructions for new proxy-go instances
        - starting sorting out webextension infinite loop bug (#31100)
    This week:
        - Still at PETS and then travelling/recovering from travel
        - finish up addressing issues with #31100
        - more dogfood

    week of 06/13 (planned):
        - mostly focusing on sponsor31
    week of 06/13 (actual):
        - cleaned up (and relinquished) more of my owned tickets
        - mostly sponsor31 stuff (control.c refactoring)
    week of 06/20 (planned):
        - mostly sponsor31
    week of 06/20 (actual):
        - mostly sponsor31
        - helped ahf with some bootstrap stuff
    week of 06/27 (planned):
        - mostly sponsor31

arlolra: 2019-06-27
    Last week:
        - a bit of snowflake webextension
    This week:
        - getting the webextension published (#30931)
    Next week:
        - review #30934
    Help with:
        - fixing our websocket server implementation (#30998)

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