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== What is it? ==
  
= Noisebridge Tor Exit Fund =
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Donate For Tor is a collaboration between the EFF, Tor, and Noisebridge to promote Tor, bring more awareness to the hackerspaces movement, and make contributing to Tor accessible to nontechnical people.
  
Noisebridge has teamed up with the EFF in the EFF's Tor Challenge. We are
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== How does it work? ==
accepting donations to run Tor Exit Relays.
 
  
= Donating vs Running Your Own Relay =
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Someone goes to the website, picks the package they want, and purchases the package. The system then donates money to appropriate nonprofits based on the selected package, and spins up a Tor node. People can elect to "adopt" a Tor node for a select time period (month, year, etc) or choose a recurring donation model.
  
Since bandwidth is cheaper in bulk, it is more economical to pool funds for it
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== What is Noisebridge's role? ==
than to go it alone. To our knowledge, Noisebridge is the first US group
 
accepting public donations to run Tor relays. Donations for our relay fund
 
should be tax deductible.
 
  
If you are not a US resident, you may want to consider donating to
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Noisebridge itself will do nothing, but individual people within Noisebridge are helping to maintain the technical side of it. Noisebridge will also get to receive donations!
[TorServers.net https://www.torservers.net/] instead.
 
  
= Relay vs Exit =
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== What can I do to help? ==
  
Exit relays are often scarce and difficult to run. Compared to normal relays,
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We're currently working on setting up the infrastructure to make the process of donation and setting up new Tor nodes as easy as possible. If you don't feel comfortable helping with technical tasks, please feel free to promote the project and get other people involved and supporting it.
they require [more setup
 
https://blog.torproject.org/blog/tips-running-exit-node-minimal-harassment]
 
and a [good relationship with your ISP.
 
https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/wiki/TheOnionRouter/GoodBadISPs].
 
 
 
In contrast, because of [how Tor works
 
https://www.torproject.org/about/overview.html.en#thesolution], the network
 
requires at least 33% of its capacity to be capable of exiting.
 
 
 
= Network Stats =
 
 
 
As of June 1, 2011, 45% of the Tor network capacity is capable of exiting.
 
 
 
= Current Bandwidth Price Point =
 
 
 
We are currently paying $B/UNIT on average for bandwidth.
 
 
 
= Funding Stats =
 
 
 
As of June 1, 2011, the balance of the Tor Exit Donation Pool is $P. This will
 
enable us to operate for M months.
 
 
 
= Next Scale Goal =
 
 
 
If the donation pool reaches $G, we can purchase additional bandwidth,
 
bringing our unit cost down to $A/UNIT, with sustained operation for N months.
 

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