Post by Vaas !
In the past I contacted your project regarding to donations for your
platform, DeepOnion is an anonymous Cryptocurrency that uses Tor and we
have been donating to the Tor project just to be grateful for their
development, also helping with more Nodes to the network.
People from the Tails Project said that it could work if we create a Debian
Repository for it since your software uses Debian and we can handle this
with our Development Team. I just want to update our conversation, to know
if we should go on with this Development and also if you can consider to
use our Wallet in your pre installed apps (maybe some download app) from
your OS in the future (of course this is not something that you must do but
we would be happy for it since some of our users use Tails).
There are two aspects to this:
1. Allowing Tails users to use DeepOnion
Once your client software is in Debian (stable or worst case
stable backports), then Tails users will be able to easily install
and use it. If needed we can ship whatever tiny config file is
needed to make it go through Tor so that it works out of the box.
Creating a third-party Debian repository would also work but using
that is much harder (for Tails users) to set up and the amount of
trust they have to put into your project and its infrastructure is
much greater. So this might be a reasonable first step but I would
suggest you don't stop and that and instead include your software
in Debian proper :)
2. Accepting donations to Tails with DeepOnion
It seems that every cryptocurrency project around there has been
getting in touch with us in the last 2 years, requesting that we
accept donations made with their tool. We work with limited
resources and can definitely not support them all. If somebody
built an unbiased comparison that allowed us to draw a conclusion
like "it would be worth the effort to support cryptocurrency X,
here's how you would do it" then we might do it. But so far I've
not seen this happen. Needless to say, members of cryptocurrency
projects are not the best placed people to build such an unbiased
And most of the time, to accept such donations we would need to run
software ourselves that's not in Debian, which our internal teams'
security policy forbids ⇒ point #1 above is relevant here as well.