Donate For Tor

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== What is it? ==
 
  
Donate For Tor is a collaboration between the EFF, Tor, and Noisebridge to promote Tor, bring more awareness to the hackerspaces movement, and make contributing to Tor accessible to nontechnical people.
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= Noisebridge Tor Exit Fund =
  
== How does it work? ==
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Noisebridge has teamed up with the EFF in the EFF's Tor Challenge. We are
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accepting donations to run Tor Exit Relays.
  
Someone goes to the website, picks the package they want, and purchases the package. The system then donates money to appropriate nonprofits based on the selected package, and spins up a Tor node. People can elect to "adopt" a Tor node for a select time period (month, year, etc) or choose a recurring donation model.
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= Donating vs Running Your Own Relay =
  
== What is Noisebridge's role? ==
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Since bandwidth is cheaper in bulk, it is more economical to pool funds for it
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than to go it alone. To our knowledge, Noisebridge is the first US group
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accepting public donations to run Tor relays. Donations for our relay fund
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should be tax deductible.
  
Noisebridge itself will do nothing, but individual people within Noisebridge are helping to maintain the technical side of it. Noisebridge will also get to receive donations!
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If you are not a US resident, you may want to consider donating to
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[TorServers.net https://www.torservers.net/] instead.
  
== What can I do to help? ==
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= Relay vs Exit =
  
We're currently working on setting up the infrastructure to make the process of donation and setting up new Tor nodes as easy as possible. If you don't feel comfortable helping with technical tasks, please feel free to promote the project and get other people involved and supporting it.
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Exit relays are often scarce and difficult to run. Compared to normal relays,
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they require [more setup
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https://blog.torproject.org/blog/tips-running-exit-node-minimal-harassment]
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and a [good relationship with your ISP.
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https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/wiki/TheOnionRouter/GoodBadISPs].
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In contrast, because of [how Tor works
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https://www.torproject.org/about/overview.html.en#thesolution], the network
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requires at least 33% of its capacity to be capable of exiting.
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= Network Stats =
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As of June 1, 2011, 45% of the Tor network capacity is capable of exiting.
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= Current Bandwidth Price Point =
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We are currently paying $B/UNIT on average for bandwidth.
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= Funding Stats =
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As of June 1, 2011, the balance of the Tor Exit Donation Pool is $P. This will
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enable us to operate for M months.
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= Next Scale Goal =
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If the donation pool reaches $G, we can purchase additional bandwidth,
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bringing our unit cost down to $A/UNIT, with sustained operation for N months.

Latest revision as of 00:40, 27 June 2011

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[edit] Noisebridge Tor Exit Fund

Noisebridge has teamed up with the EFF in the EFF's Tor Challenge. We are accepting donations to run Tor Exit Relays.

[edit] Donating vs Running Your Own Relay

Since bandwidth is cheaper in bulk, it is more economical to pool funds for it than to go it alone. To our knowledge, Noisebridge is the first US group accepting public donations to run Tor relays. Donations for our relay fund should be tax deductible.

If you are not a US resident, you may want to consider donating to [TorServers.net https://www.torservers.net/] instead.

[edit] Relay vs Exit

Exit relays are often scarce and difficult to run. Compared to normal relays, they require [more setup https://blog.torproject.org/blog/tips-running-exit-node-minimal-harassment] and a [good relationship with your ISP. https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/wiki/TheOnionRouter/GoodBadISPs].

In contrast, because of [how Tor works https://www.torproject.org/about/overview.html.en#thesolution], the network requires at least 33% of its capacity to be capable of exiting.

[edit] Network Stats

As of June 1, 2011, 45% of the Tor network capacity is capable of exiting.

[edit] Current Bandwidth Price Point

We are currently paying $B/UNIT on average for bandwidth.

[edit] Funding Stats

As of June 1, 2011, the balance of the Tor Exit Donation Pool is $P. This will enable us to operate for M months.

[edit] Next Scale Goal

If the donation pool reaches $G, we can purchase additional bandwidth, bringing our unit cost down to $A/UNIT, with sustained operation for N months.

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