Tor Project 2008 Tax Return Now Online

Julie C julie at
Tue Aug 17 20:24:30 UTC 2010

On Tue, Aug 17, 2010 at 12:09 PM, Robert Ransom <rransom.8774 at>wrote:
> What do you expect the Tor Project to do with zillions of dollars?
> Using donated funds to operate more relays, bridges, and exit nodes
> won't help much -- Tor nodes need to be dispersed among as many
> different operators and ISPs as possible.  Using donated funds to
> improve the Tor software is a good thing, but there is a limit to how
> much money can be thrown at that -- Tor developers must be competent
> programmers, and must understand the Tor software and protocol well.
> Also, remember that Tor's opponents would put much more effort into
> blocking Tor if it were heavily promoted in the Western media.  (China
> and Iran are not Tor's only opponents -- here in the US, misguided
> politicians want to criminalize operating a Tor relay (see S. 436
> <>).)
Hmm. I think I will add you to my list of "holding back the Tor Project from
thinking bigger" people. But to clarify, this is not zillions of dollars,
and I am not suggesting the Project itself deploy any relays, servers or
bridges. Others like, Google, etc need to be convinced to do it.

Julie C.
julie at

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