On Fri, 2009-02-06 at 02:07 +0100, Mitar wrote: > Hi! > > On Fri, Feb 6, 2009 at 1:11 AM, Ted Smith <teddks@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: > > Why put one node online when you could put hundreds online, by creating > > enough incentive to balance the potential risk of ISP complaints? > > I do not see those two ideas excluding each other. :-) > And indeed, they don't. > So yes, such field in metadata + support for it in Vidalia would be > really great. I see your point and I agree that maybe the possibility > of such donations (and later on when somebody put a node online also > their reality) would be enough push for some to start doing it. I am > little bit skeptical about that though. > I'm skeptical as well. I'm just broadcasting ideas, hoping that someone with the experience at writing feature proposals is listening and thinking that this is a good idea. Your scenario is much more immediately doable. > But would people (users) donate? Because donations would not be > anonymous (or can they be?) they would in this way somehow say that > they are using Tor (which is maybe something they would like to hide). > I hope some at least would. Donations wouldn't be anonymous (unless the great minds of the anonymity world could fix that bug...) for the most part, though a "Donation Information" field isn't necessarily linked to one currency -- there isn't anything stopping someone from putting an eCache or eGold link in there. > I just wanted to stress that there is also another > approach/possibility which uses regular and arranged donations from a > more or less fixed group of people (for each node) to form a new node. > There is, and it's far easier than modifying the infrastructure to support a donations framework, so I suggest work gets on with that. I'd probably be interested in pushing five or ten devalued USD a month.
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