[tor-relays] [tor-exit] good node providers

grarpamp grarpamp at gmail.com
Sat Feb 16 05:16:49 UTC 2019

On 2/15/19, dns1983 at riseup.net <dns1983 at riseup.net> wrote:
> As regards Linux box I would say one thing: if you are worried about NSA
> etc.. how you could use operating systems that are not enterly free
> software? If your
> operating system contains binary blob

That can be avoided with some OS, typically stringent
against them like OpenBSD.

> if your mother board hasn't a free boot loader how do
> you know that it has not a backdoor
> or some vulnerability that compromise your privacy?

Unfortunately at this time, you don't, at all.
You must assume that Intel CPU's and NIC's,
GPU screen vision, and all that integrated shit people
love, AMT/ME, even AMD PSP, etc, are all backdoored
hardware. You have no proof otherwise, and extremely
little next to no open audit capability to disprove it.
That's really beyond sad. And your fault for not
calling for it in the marketplace.

So go and start your own open fabs to make
backdoor free chips and build from there.
That is the ONLY way to defeat and raise
open auditable credibility.

#OpenFabs , #OpenHW , #OpenSW , #OpenDev , #OpenBiz

> On the wiki too I read "we want avoid the Debian monoculture"... Yes, it
> would be a great thing, but which are the other non linux options that allow
> to run an entirely free software system?

OpenBSD, FreeBSD, Illumos, Plan9, mismatched kernel
and userland combos, Windows, breadboards, etc...

> And why Tails use non free Linux?

Nothing stopping you from making
Whonix on BSD on Power9, or
whatever else.

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