As part of our current donation campaign, we recently explained why we need donations and what we accomplished this year. Today we are sharing with you some of our plans for the next years:

Applications and features

  • Tails Server: run onion services from Tails (VoIP chat rooms, collaboration tools, web servers, messaging servers, etc.) (#5688, Blueprint). (Planned for early 2018.)
  • VeraCrypt support in GNOME: graphical utilities to mount VeraCrypt volumes (#11684, #6337, Blueprint). (Planned for late 2018.)
  • Graphical interface for the Additional Packages persistent feature: allow users to customize which applications are available in their Tails (#14568, Blueprint). (Planned for late 2018.)

User research and support

  • Power our help desk with a request tracker to know better how to help our user base at large (#9803, Blueprint)
  • Web translation platform We have received a grant from Lush Digital fund to set up a translation platform for our website. This platform shall make it easier for translators to translate our documentation, and to have our website translated into more languages (#10034). (Planned for late 2018.)

Better adoption

  • Rethink the installation and upgrade process in depth and reflect on the future of Tails Installer, the installation on Windows and macOS, and automatic upgrades (#11679)
  • Give some love to our troubleshooting documentation:

Resistance to remote exploitation

  • Persistent Tor state to have persistent entry guards (#5462, Blueprint)
  • Persistent seed for random number generator to have stronger crypto (#7675, Blueprint)
  • Have critical parts of Tails audited (#14508)

These are all items that we find important and want to prioritize. But making them a reality will require lots of work, time, and money; on top of all the day-to-day work that we do to simply keep Tails alive.

If you want us to get there faster, please take one minute to make a donation.