This is the first post of my monthly series, "Donations for a good technology cause".
For years, I have donated monthly to the OpenBSD foundation. Specifically to fund the OpenSSH project. SSH is is a tool I use every single day for work and play. Probably one of the most useful pieces of software ever written. I had a automatic monthly donation setup and everything was well. Until, someone stole my credit card. All my automatic payments got messed up. When I tried to renew my OpenBSD subscription it didn't work. At this point I figured other projects could use my help. So now instead of only helping one organization, I am going to help a new project per month.
This months donation goes to the Tor project. I have been using Tor for many years. I run a Tor exit node on the spare bandwidth from my Linode.
With all the media press about Internet privacy lately, I figured this was a good month to highlight this cause. I think Bruce Schneier summed it up nicely, read the article (it is sort)...
If you are feeling generous don't a few bucks, or better yet run a Tor exit node.
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