Volunteers to handle "Hole in the roof" tickets this month

Nobody has spare bandwidth. If something happens in this area, it'll be a good surprise.

Availability and plans for monthly low-hanging fruits meeting

No one attending this meeting promised anything about the next LHF session.

Consider using hkp://ha.pool.sks-keyservers.net in non-hkps-enabled software

Those of us who had an opinion on this matter felt we lacked information to make a decision => we decided that someone should try using that "HA" pool in the automated test suite after reverting #9518, and measure if it improves things compared to the regular hkps pool. That's low priority, though.

Ping PayPal donors regularly?

Some of us found it important to have an opt-out mechanism. u. volunteered to maintain the opt-out information, so next steps are:

  1. decide if/how MoC can have access to these opt-out info
  2. if "we" find a way to do that, then implement it; otherwise, get back to "do we really need opt-out"?

... and intrigeri (with his -accounting@ hat on) is OK with taking the opt-out info into account when "spamming" the rest of the donors.

Some concerns were raised about how that information was managed. Learning that it was managed under the -accounting@ security policy satisfied the people who raised these concerns.

Consider flagging first boot after installing

We tried to answer this question: "is it OK that a given Tails device has written, somewhere, whether it has been started already?"

a) if I root your Tails, what does it give me to know whether it's the first time it's booted?


b) if I steal your Tails, what does it give me to know whether it's been started yet?

and we didn't find any serious risks in doing so, except it proves that a given Tails device has been used (which might entail more legal risks than mere possession), which seemed overkill a threat model to us.

Accept donations via micropayment systems

We quickly agreed about the general idea, and then discussed where exactly we want to add buttons linking to Flattr. We easily agreed to add them to the donations page. And then, discussing whether to link to Flattr from each blog post, we ended up finding it better to link to our donations page instead, replacing:

"There are many ways you can contribute to Tails. If you want to help, come talk to us!"


"There are many ways you can contribute to Tails, for example by donating. If you want to help, come talk to us!"

intrigeri will have these proposals go through -project@.