Tails - The Amnesic Incognito Live System - is a live system based on Debian GNU/Linux and aims at providing privacy and anonymity to its' users. Users range from activists to journalists who want to protect their sources, doctors who want to protect patient data, to simple Bitcoin users, you, me, Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald and others.
The core team is very small, and there are relatively few contributors for this system which has been proven to be booted around 10.000 times a month around the world lately.
During the workshop, we'd like to present the functioning of this free software project and tell you how you can effectively help Tails. There are lots of ways to contribute : helping with user support, writing documentation, translating, proof reading, web programming, testing ISOs, reporting bugs, triaging bugs, auditing code, writing code, contributing back to Debian for software used in Tails, doing system administration, advocating Tails, formulating ideas on further improvements and more.
Our idea is to help you set up a working environment for a particular task you are interested in, in order to start contributing right away. This workshop shall also be a space for mutual knowledge exchange and discussions around the usages and implementations of Tails.
Stuff you could bring:
- Your laptop.
- A Tails USB stick or DVD is not necessary, but welcome, especially if you want to do testing.
The workshop will be provided by Tails developers and contributors.