25 tbreg relays in directory

Scott Bennett bennett at cs.niu.edu
Mon Jun 29 19:59:47 UTC 2009

     On Mon, 29 Jun 2009 09:19:21 -0500 punkle jones <punkle.jones at gmail.com>
>Unlurking for the first time, I think.

     Welcome to the fray! ;)
>Why not join forces with a popular freeware/shareware product like Aim or
>Winamp, with an "uncheck to opt out" option and a description of tor.  Such
>a bundle could be preset to relay, and there's got to be a magic bandwidth
>that most western users could tolerate.  Is it ethically wrong to insert TOR
>into the userspace of the less-informed by associating it with a popular
>(hopefully not unsavory) download?  Does this concept fly in the face of
>free will?  Is it just too sneaky?  It's not like you'd be putting five new
>toolbars into their browser.
     Take a look at some reasons, beginning at


Then let us know whether you still see a way for such an "uncheck to opt out"
arrangement to be a good idea.  Keep in mind that, in general, people do not
currently read EULAs displayed by software installer packages, so you're not
likely to get them to read and understand a bunch of pages from the tor
project's web site in the middle of installing a different package that also
includes tor.

                                  Scott Bennett, Comm. ASMELG, CFIAG
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