[Announce] GnuPG launches crowdfunding campaign

Richard Ulrich ricul77 at gmail.com
Thu Dec 19 13:45:42 CET 2013

As this is about a crypto project, wouldn't it be adequate to accept
payments in crypto currencies?


On Don, 2013-12-19 at 11:08 +0100, Werner Koch wrote:
> GnuPG encryption project launches crowdfunding campaign
> Today GNU Privacy Guard (GnuPG) has launched its first crowdfunding
> campaign [1] with the aim of building a new website and long term
> infrastructure. The 24.000 EUR target will fund:
>   - Fresh web interfaces for gnupg.org including mobile
>   - Completion and release of GnuPG 2.1
>   - Anonymous Tor network access to the website
>   - A new user friendly download page suitable for all devices
>   - A new server for web services
>   - New pages convening external guides, videos, and handbooks
>   - Facilities for processing recurring donations for long
>     term project support
> Project founder and Lead Developer Werner Koch said “GnuPG has
> seen a huge upsurge in popularity following recent state spying
> revelations. After 16 years of continuous development, we are now
> asking for community support to capitalise on consumer demand for
> privacy, and make GnuPG easy to access for mainstream audiences”.
> GnuPG is one of the few tools remaining above suspicion in the wake
> of leaked NSA documents. Edward Snowden and his contacts including
> Bruce Schneier switched to GnuPG when they began handling the secret
> documents earlier this year [2]. The Wall Street Journal, The
> Committee to Protect Journalists, and ProPublica [3] have all embraced
> GnuPG for protection of staff and sources. Phil Zimmermann, original
> inventor of Pretty Good Privacy (PGP), has also moved to GnuPG in
> wake of the news.
> “GnuPG is a key part of modern privacy infrastructure” said Sam Tuke,
> Campaign Manager, GnuPG. “Millions of users rely on GnuPG to work
> securely on servers, laptops and smartphones, but 2013 donations
> totaling 3.000 EUR to date have not even covered fixed costs.
> Supporting new algorithms like elliptical curve and fixing newfound
> exploits fast takes a lot of work which is done voluntarily. Now is the
> time for people to contribute to making GnuPG slick and more sustainable
> in future”.
> Jacob Appelbaum, Tor Project developer, added “GnuPG is important - it
> allows us the assurances we need to do our work.  Community funding is a
> critical part of a confident outlook for GnuPG in future.”
> For further information, please contact Sam Tuke.
> Email: samtuke [at] gnupg.org
> Phone: +49 176 81923811
> [1] <http://goteo.org/project/gnupg-new-website-and-infrastructure>
> [2] <http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/sep/05/nsa-how-to-remain-secure-surveillance>
> [3] <http://www.cjr.org/behind_the_news/hacks_hackers_security_for_jou.php>
> == About GNU Privacy Guard ==
> GnuPG is a leading cryptography app that protects emails and data from
> interception. It is developed by a community of Free Software engineers
> led by Werner Koch. GnuPG is used and recommended by the world’s top
> security experts, including Bruce Schneier and Phil Zimmermann. It
> offers best in class privacy free of charge and restriction. Hundreds of
> companies have integrated GnuPG into their products to perform mission
> critical security, including Red Hat, Deutsche Bahn, and many others.
> http://gnupg.org

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