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Re: Tor Defense Fund...an idea.

On Sun, Sep 10, 2006 at 06:34:45PM -0700, Andrew Del Vecchio wrote:
> Tor was originally supported by the US Navy, but that is no longer the
> case for whatever reason.

Tor, as with the previous generations of Onion Routing, was designed
by myself and others from NRL. It's the first system that was partly
rather than entirely done by NRL personnel, Roger and Nick were under
contract to NRL for design, development and initial deployment of Tor.

Funding for related research is ongoing, e.g., for analysis and
improvement of hidden services (which led to improved security for all
Tor circuit building cf.
Development and maintenance per se of Tor has passed beyond being
a research project; that aspect is no longer an NRL project.

You might want to look at
http://www.onion-router.net/     in general, and
http://www.onion-router.net/Sponsors.html   in particular.

Funding from EFF for Tor development ended about a year ago, though
they still provide the web site and support in other indirect ways. So
the sponsors page is a little dated in that respect.

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