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Re: Tor on the OLPC?

On Thu, Nov 15, 2007 at 05:42:54PM -0800, Jacob Appelbaum wrote:
> I just purchased one of the OLPC laptops that's shipping in theory
> before next year[0].
> I'm curious if anyone has gotten Tor installed and running on an OLPC?

Yes, I've heard it runs Tor just fine. Many of the OLPC developers use Tor
on their laptop. They live down the street from Nick and me, in fact. :)

The real question they've been pondering is not "does it run Tor", but
"should it come with Tor pre-installed". After all, they don't want all
these kids getting profiled and getting into local databases and so on.

But alas, I don't think Tor is ready for a few million more users yet, a)
because they would just add load to the network and not help relay, b)
because our development pace is still too fast to point to a given Tor
installation and say "that's Tor and it'll work next year too", and c)
because Tor is only part of the security/privacy puzzle and rest of the
puzzle still needs a whole lot of work.

These are on our todo list though. :)