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Give back to the people protecting you (Pinned post)

by /u/just_no mercy for bad OpSec · 12 votes · 1 month ago

I have compiled a list of projects that can use the financial support of the community. All links below are to their official donation pages. Every one of them accepts anonymous forms of payment. I know that everyone here has used at least two of the projects on this list. Have these tools been helpful to you? Do they provide a service you cannot get elsewhere? If the answer to either one of those questions is yes then you need to show them your support and keep them running. With enough money these projects can hire more developers, buy more infrastructure and expand their capabilities. Spread some money around and lets make these technologies even stronger and more robust then they already are.

i2p donation link

Dread donation link

Qubes OS donation link

Whonix donation link

Tails donation link

torservers.net donation partners

Tor project donation page They have a lot of funding already so consider donating to a smaller project first.

Graphene OS donation page

EFF donation page

Riseup donation page

KeyPassXC Password Manager donation page

Calyx Institute Membership (benefits) Calyx Institute donation (no benefits)

If anyone has other suggestions then let me know and I will consider adding them to the list.

Comments (14)
/u/[deleted] · 3 votes · 1 month ago · Link

https://veracrypt.fr/en/Donation.html imo

/u/HeadJanitor Moderator · 2 votes · 1 month ago · Link

Respect and credit where credit is due! Thank you.

With (both) Tails and Whonix and most Tor-servers being based Debian–based security-focused Linux distributions:


/u/leap · 2 votes · 1 month ago · Link


/u/just_no mercy for bad OpSec OP · 1 votes · 1 month ago · Link


/u/HeadJanitor Moderator · 1 votes · 1 month ago · Link

The very fabric of our anonymity: GPG aka GnuPG


/u/just_no mercy for bad OpSec OP · 1 votes · 1 month ago · Link

I did not know they accepted donations. Looks like they have some big donors like Facebook and the Linux foundation to support them. I want to encourage people to donate to small but important projects that do not receive as much attention as the bigger ones. I will consider adding them to the list but they seem to be doing well already.

/u/[deleted] · 2 votes · 1 month ago · Link

They have some big donors, NOW... but that was not the case some 5-6 years ago. There was a time when Werner seriously contemplated shutting down the GnuPG project, because he was tired of making peanuts, and having no money to hire help. He stated at that time he could be making 3x the salary working for private industry as he was making from the GnuPG project. He said he was tired of his family having to do without -- we literally came within a hair of losing him (and the project) to private industry.

/u/just_no mercy for bad OpSec OP · 1 votes · 1 month ago · Link

Good thing that did not happen. GnuPG is essential to so many people and projects that I cannot imagine a world without it.

/u/HeadJanitor Moderator · 1 votes · 1 month ago · Link

They are essential to even our adversaries. In the end, they're volunteers and I respect how and where they give their time. Thank you for putting this list together. Puts it into perspective all that has to flow in order for us to keep what we have. These 'things' we download so freely were all made so painstakingly with so much back and forth collaborative effort. If it looks easy it's because these people put so much passion into their endeavors. Anyway, thanks for bringing it out. It's more than mere recognition.

/u/just_no mercy for bad OpSec OP · 1 votes · 1 month ago · Link

Thank you. It is essential that these projects stay alive and keep improving. People should not take them for granted.

/u/peja256 · 1 votes · 1 month ago · Link

Nice :)

/u/Ziromosis · 1 votes · 1 month ago · Link


Very helpful

/u/HaveWork · 1 votes · 2 weeks ago · Link

Great list, I did not know about Graphene OS. I still am of the opinion that no one should be doing anything critical on mobile devices, but at least if you choose to, it's good to know there is a more secure option.

/u/manpac · 0 votes · 1 month ago · Link

Victims of WHM and /u/Mr_White