Priv.ly Project Year in Review
Priv.ly Project Year in Review,
Since many of you are not on our announcement mailing list , we thought it would be good to update you via the Kickstarter list. See the FAQ below for details.
- What did we build? We recorded ridiculously short videos outlining what Priv.ly can do [1,2]. The Priv.ly Project is privacy infrastructure for the web we are labeling a "Generalized Privacy Application Stack". Basically, developers can build applications with privacy properties that match their requirements. These applications can then be used across the web. Read More .
- Where is my invite? We shipped Alpha invites for all users who want to be "testers." We are beginning to send invites to additional users, but do **not** use any system in Alpha with an expectation of privacy. Wait for the Beta. These invites are for you to steer system development.
- What is privlyalpha.org? This is a server where users can host content during the Alpha phase of Priv.ly development. The Priv.ly domain does not hold user content -- we are building it into a content host hub.
- What is the status of the non-profit with the United States IRS? It is pending. We recently sent them 200+ additional pages regarding our activities. The IRS needs to research us fully since there is little precedent for a non-profit Kickstarted privacy organization. The IRS also applies a very high level of scrutiny to organizations engaged in open source software development.
- What else have you been up to? We presented the Priv.ly Project at O'Reilly's OSCON , mentored students in the Google Summer of Code , and have been making the code and organization more robust.
- Who are you thankful for? We are incredibly grateful to Google for sponsoring our students during the Google Summer of Code, Rackspace for providing complementary hosting, and of course -- our backers for getting the whole thing rolling.
- Where should I talk about the Priv.ly Project? We have several mailing lists and chat rooms. For email discussion, sign up for the development list . If you want to chat about the project, drop in on our IRC channel . We also organize Portland, Oregon's Techno Activism 3rd Mondays . Meet us in person if you are in town.